Incident Airbus A330-343 4R-ALQ,
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Date:Monday 12 February 2024
Time:07:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ALQ
MSN: 1687
Year of manufacture:2015
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 772-B60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:60 nm NW of Melbourne Airport, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Destination airport:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI)
Investigating agency: Sri Lanka DCA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
SriLankan Airlines flight UL605, an Airbus A330-343, suffered a smoke and fumes event 60 NM north-west of Melbourne Airport, Australia.

During climb, the crew detected smoke and fumes in the flight deck and cabin. The flight crew donned oxygen masks, carried out the smoke removal checklist, and declared a MAYDAY. The crew returned the aircraft to Melbourne and conducted an overweight landing. There were no injuries.

The engineering inspection revealed an air cycle machine (ACM) had failed, with metal debris identified in the ACM duct.


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02-Mar-2024 14:09 ASN Added
02-Mar-2024 14:09 ASN Updated

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