Incident: Germanwings A319 near Nuremberg on Apr 28th 2011, burning smell in cockpit
|By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Apr 29th 2011 07:27Z, last updated Friday, Apr 29th 2011 07:27Z |
A Germanwings Airbus A319-100, registration D-AGWB performing flight 4U-3751 from Vienna (Austria) to Hanover (Germany) with 86 passengers, was enroute at FL340 about 20nm north of Linz (Austria) and 125nm southeast of Nuremberg (Germany) about 16 minutes into the flight when the crew reported a burning smell in the cocpit and decided to divert to Nuremberg. The aircraft rapidly descended to FL100 reaching FL100 5 minutes later (average sinkrate 4800 fpm) landed safely in Nuremberg about 25 minutes after leaving FL340. Responding emergency services found no trace of fire or heat.
The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were bussed to Hanover (road distance 480km/260nm) and reached their destination with a delay of more than 8 hours.
The airline reported that maintenance did not detect any fault in cockpit or cabin.
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