Incident Airbus A340-313X F-GLZJ, Monday 5 March 2012
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Date:Monday 5 March 2012
Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-313X
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GLZJ
MSN: 186
Year of manufacture:1997
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 288
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Lajes Airport, Terceira, Azores -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Charles de Gaulle, France
Destination airport:Bogota, Colombia
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Passengers on Air France flight AF422 from Paris to Bogotá have told how they thought they were going to die when the plane they were on carried out an emergency descent over Atlantic Ocean after a burning smell filled the cabin due to a short circuit at the lower mobile deck crew rest area.
The aircraft rapidly descended to within 2,000 feet of the sea.
The crew decided to perform an emergency landing on the Azores island of Terceira at about 1.30pm on Monday 5 March 2012.


Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/06/air-france-passengers-plane?newsfeed=true
http://ww1.rtp.pt/acores/index.php?article=25704&visual=3&layout=10&tm=10
http://avherald.com/h?article=44bf47fd&opt=0

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2012 08:53 gerard57 Added
06-Mar-2012 09:01 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Mar-2012 09:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
06-Mar-2012 09:06 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-May-2022 09:05 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]

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