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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218998
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Time:18:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Owner/operator:Joon, opf Air France
Registration: F-GLZN
MSN: 245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 237
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kuwait City -   Kuwait
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:CDG
Destination airport:BOM
Air France flight 218 from Paris-CDG to Mumbai, India, declared an emergency and diverted to Kuwait City Airport after the crew reported smoke on board.
The aircraft was en route at FL350 over the Persian Gulf at 18:06 UTC when it initiated an emergency descent. A safe landing was carried out at 18:21 UTC.




Photo of F-GLZN courtesy

Châteauroux - Déols (LFLX / CHR)
11 July 2020; (c) Streep

Revision history:

04-Dec-2018 19:57 Added
04-Dec-2018 20:01 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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