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Topic: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: eisenbach
Posted 2010-05-16 08:50:37 and read 16189 times.

Now in the Austrian news: At the flight from Beijing to Vienna last Thursday the B767 had a fire in the galley. The crew was able to stop the fire and to return to Beijing. Crew member reported "black, dense smoke - it was hard to breathe".

The incident happend in Chinese airspace, at the northern Chinese border.

Source: http://orf.at/ticker/368611.html (ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: eisenbach
Posted 2010-05-16 08:57:03 and read 16122 times.

More detailed report at AustrianAviation:

http://www.austrianaviation.net/news...ing-767-von-austrian-airlines.html

Plane Type: 767-300ER
Registration: OE-LAZ

The defective galley was replaced, the plane returned on the next day to Vienna.

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ORIGINAL TEXT:


"An Bord einer Boeing 767-300ER von Austrian Airlines ist es am vergangenen Donnerstag nach dem Start in Peking kurz nach Erreichen der Reiseflughöhe zu Rauchentwicklung in der Kabine gekommen. Offenbar war ein Ofen in der Galley defekt. Die Kabinenbesatzung aktivierte nach Unterbrechung der Stromversorgung sicherheitshalber die Feuerlöscher - die Rauchentwicklung hörte damit auf.

Die Maschine mit der Kennung OE-LAZ kehrte daraufhin nach Peking zurück, die Passagiere konnten das Flugzeug an einer Außenposition über Treppen verlassen. Die Fluggäste haben keinen Schaden davongetragen, zwei Flugbegleiter klagten über leichte Beschwerden durch den Rauch.

Der Ofen wurde in Peking aus dem Flugzeug entfernt und wird nun überprüft - die Maschine konnte am Folgetag nach Wien zurückkehren. "

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: AustrianZRH
Posted 2010-05-16 09:51:19 and read 15833 times.

Quoting eisenbach (Reply 1):
ORIGINAL TEXT:


"An Bord einer Boeing 767-300ER von Austrian Airlines ist es am vergangenen Donnerstag nach dem Start in Peking kurz nach Erreichen der Reiseflughöhe zu Rauchentwicklung in der Kabine gekommen. Offenbar war ein Ofen in der Galley defekt. Die Kabinenbesatzung aktivierte nach Unterbrechung der Stromversorgung sicherheitshalber die Feuerlöscher - die Rauchentwicklung hörte damit auf.

Die Maschine mit der Kennung OE-LAZ kehrte daraufhin nach Peking zurück, die Passagiere konnten das Flugzeug an einer Außenposition über Treppen verlassen. Die Fluggäste haben keinen Schaden davongetragen, zwei Flugbegleiter klagten über leichte Beschwerden durch den Rauch.

Der Ofen wurde in Peking aus dem Flugzeug entfernt und wird nun überprüft - die Maschine konnte am Folgetag nach Wien zurückkehren. "

Quick translation of mine:

"On board a Boeing 767-300ER operated by Austrian Airlines, smoke appeared in the cabin shortly after reaching cruise altitude last Thursday. A defective oven in the galley appeared to be the source of the smoke. The cabin crew switched off power and activated the fire extinguishers and the smoking stopped.

The oven was taken off the plane in Beijing and is currently being examined. The aircraft could return to Vienna the following day."

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: seemyseems
Posted 2010-05-16 10:59:08 and read 15438 times.

BJS? Surely you mean PEK?

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: MYT332
Posted 2010-05-16 11:05:10 and read 15388 times.

Quoting seemyseems (Reply 3):
BJS? Surely you mean PEK?


He does but BJS is used to describe airports in the Beijing municipality so PEK and NAY.

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: seemyseems
Posted 2010-05-16 11:07:44 and read 15379 times.

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 4):
He does but BJS is used to describe airports in the Beijing municipality so PEK and NAY.

Ah right, thanks for the clear up!  

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: JohnClipper
Posted 2010-05-16 17:33:00 and read 10905 times.

Just like NYC refers to New York in general and not LGA and JFK or RIO refers to Rio de Janeiro in general and not GIG or SDU.

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: bushman
Posted 2010-05-16 23:34:17 and read 8509 times.

The same aircraft, OE-LAZ, had a tailstrike at PEK on Jan 29, 2010:

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Seems like unlucky destination for her.

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: JohnKrist
Posted 2010-05-16 23:45:35 and read 8358 times.

Yeah it's time to retire these unsafe Boeings...  

Doesn't sound to nice with thick black smoke, bet the pax were more than a bit anxious. Seems like the response from the crew was quick and professional so no real danger. But better safe than sorry!

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: bushman
Posted 2010-05-17 00:38:05 and read 7967 times.

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 8):
Yeah it's time to retire these unsafe Boeings...

I personally don't like such phrases about airplanes, especially related to such a nice machine like 767. I've been working for the Boeing Company for some years, I have crossed the Atlantic 6 times on 767s and I'm completely confident in its perfect safety.
In this specific case the crew handled the situation very correctly and quickly. My respect to them.
By the way, that galley, and specifically, that oven was not made by Boeing itself. It must be a supplied part, so claims will go to the vendor.

[Edited 2010-05-17 01:03:32]

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: JohnKrist
Posted 2010-05-17 01:18:45 and read 7625 times.

Quoting bushman (Reply 9):

I personally don't like such phrases about airplanes

It was a joke since last few crashes has been leading to discussions about unsafe Russian aircraft and Airbuses. I thought it was obvious...
Only 767 I've been on was with Air China, and yes it is a very nice aircraft!

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2010-05-17 01:18:46 and read 7625 times.

Whats more of a concern is Why did the CB not pop out.

Topic: RE: Cabin Fire On OS 767 From BJS To VIE
Username: bushman
Posted 2010-05-17 02:16:24 and read 7232 times.

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 10):
It was a joke since last few crashes has been leading to discussions about unsafe Russian aircraft and Airbuses. I thought it was obvious...

Sorry  
Due to last few crashes my sense of humor has deteriorated a bit...


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