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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87310
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Time:08:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-200
Owner/operator:Air Europa
Registration: EC-GCA
MSN: 22185/34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 207
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:GenÚve - LSGG -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:LSGG
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
After level off at flight level (FL) 330 the cockpit crew noticed smoke on the left-hand side of the cockpit. The smoke was accompanied by odour typical for an electrical fire or an overheated electrical motor. The crew decided to divert to Geneva where they made a successful landing.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of EC-GCA courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
10 October 1998; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

06-Jan-2011 13:33 Alpine Flight Added

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