Incident: Air Berlin A332 over Atlantic on Dec 8th 2011, odour on board
|By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Dec 11th 2011 14:08Z, last updated Sunday, Dec 11th 2011 14:08Z |
An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ALPE performing flight AB-7451 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was enroute at FL370 about 130nm west of St. John's,NL (Canada) when the crew reported an unidentifyable odour on board, turned around and requested to divert to Bangor,MA (USA). The crew subsequently decided to return to New York's JFK Airport for a safe landing on runway 31R with emergency services on stand by about 2:40 hours later.
The incident aircraft was able to depart again after about 17 hours on the ground in New York and reached Dusseldorf with a total delay of 22 hours.
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