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Old 13th Nov 2018, 14:31
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AF116/10...11...12..13NOV

AF116/10NOV departed from CDG to SHA at 2342 LT for ShangHai (SHA). F-GSQC B77W
Over Mongolia (exact position unknown because out of range of the ADSB galaxy), smoke in the cabin, PAN PAN PAN, immediate diversion to Irkutsk, safe landing at about 0700/11NOV UTC that is 1500/11LT.
From the Aviation Herald :
... reporting flight attendants had reported the smell of smoke in the crew rest area, a short time later the crew reported light smoke had become visible in the crew rest area and the smoke detector in the aft galley had triggered
UIII 110730Z VRB01MPS 9999 OVC029CB M05/M08 Q1015 R30/CLRD60 NOSIG RMK QFE716/0955
UIII 110700Z VRB01MPS 9999 OVC030CB M05/M08 Q1015 R30/CLRD60 NOSIG RMK QFE717/0956
UIII 110630Z VRB01MPS 9999 OVC034CB M06/M08 Q1016 R30/CLRD60 NOSIG RMK QFE717/0956

Passengers offloaded, hotel accommodation, passports confiscated etc...happy life.
It's time to send a spare aircraft from CDG, operatins as AF384V ( V for vide "empty" BTW) as a rescue. F-GSQB B77W.
Take-off from CDG at 1522/11NOV and landing at 2302Z that is 0702/12LT.:
UIII 112300Z 31006MPS 9999 -SHSN BKN011CB M12/M15 Q1023 R30/450145 NOSIG RMK QFE722/0963 2018-11-11 23:00:00
UIII 112230Z 32005MPS 9999 BKN021CB M12/M16 Q1023 R30/450145 NOSIG RMK QFE722/0963 2018-11-11 22:30:00
UIII 112200Z 31005MPS 9999 BKN020CB M11/M15 Q1023 R30/450145 NOSIG RMK QFE722/0963 2018-11-11 22:00:00

Everybody is joyful, happiness prevails, this is the end of the "carrottes rapées" grated carrots for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Everybody on board, check-list and... wait a minute isn't some kind of warning lights there and there? Uh hydraulics kaput? Yes indeed. Ladies and gentlemen, it's being 7 hours you are in the cabin but back to the carrots.
It's time to call the Authorities to ask for special authorisations. Can we charter a Russian Airline to take our passengers to Shanghai? HET. Ah OK. Can we charter a China Eastern Airline flight? HET. OK and a China Southern or a China Anything Airline? HET? OK spasiba so you mean we have to send a third B773 or anything with two wings to rescue the rescuing aircraft? DA. OK thanks.

AF380V is on its way now. FGZNE B77W. Take off from CDG at 1356Z...

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Originally Posted by Squawk_ident View Post
AF116/10NOV departed from CDG to SHA at 2242 LT for ShangHai (SHA). F-GSQC B773.
It was a B77W (-300ER) rather than a B773 (non-ER, none of those in Air France's fleet).

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Incident: France B773 near Irkutsk on Nov 11th 2018, smoke in crew rest area
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 20:06
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There are not many airports featuring 3x AF777 on tarmac at the same time... Slowly building a hub?
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 20:12
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DaveReidUK said :
We like to get these things right on PPRuNe - other sources are available for the less discerning.
I apologize and will correct that ASAP.
Also, and because I do not want to spread fake news about this important culinary matter. There was not only grated carrots provided to the passengers but also :
https://www.liberation.fr/france/201...iberie_1691806
"Nous tâchons de leur donner le meilleur de la nourriture russe", a indiqué Tatiana Leontieva, l'une des cheffes cuisinières d'un hôtel où sont accueillis les passagers, ajoutant que certains d'entre eux avaient beaucoup aimé "le bortsch et les boulettes de viande russes". We are trying to give them the best of Russian food, "said Tatiana Leontieva, one of the chief cooks of a hotel where passengers are greeted, adding that some of them had loved" the borscht and dumplings of Russian meat ".
I know a little bit Russian people (not that far indeed) and no wonder that they have done their best in this case of situation.
AF380V should not be long to start its descent now.
A little bit fresh there :
UIII 131900Z 07001MPS 9999 FEW003 M24/M27 Q1029 R12/820350 NOSIG RMK QBB100 QFE729/0972

Three AF 777's at the same time on a same airport abroad... I'm not sure that it ever happened elsewhere...
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If I remember right it is at least 3rd time AF777 diverted to IKT - and one of them was GE90 change at minus 40c on the ramp...
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Originally Posted by CargoOne View Post
If I remember right it is at least 3rd time AF777 diverted to IKT - and one of them was GE90 change at minus 40c on the ramp...
Maybe they should make it a hub...
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
It was a B77W (-300ER) rather than a B773 (non-ER, none of those in Air France's fleet).

We like to get these things right on PPRuNe - other sources are available for the less discerning.

Incident: France B773 near Irkutsk on Nov 11th 2018, smoke in crew rest area

You have a firm grasp on the non essentials, Reidy boy.
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My kitchen feels colder than minus 24. #ManUp
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Originally Posted by CargoOne View Post
If I remember right it is at least 3rd time AF777 diverted to IKT - and one of them was GE90 change at minus 40c on the ramp...
The GE90 change was at Yakutsk (YKS), not IKT. Apart the low temperature the job went very well, especially if you compare with the engine change of the A380 at Goose Bay last year.
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The GE90 change was at Yakutsk (YKS), not IKT. Apart the low temperature the job went very well, especially if you compare with the engine change of the A380 at Goose Bay last year.
Yakutsk was something else (or just another one?). The one I am referring to has happened in December 2005, B777-200ER, Irkutsk.
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United diverted a 777 about 10 or 12 years ago to YZF. Sat there for quite a while in the winter time although another 777 quickly pucked up the pax. Another engine had to be sent by 747 but there was nothing to offload it in YZF so it flew to YEG and was trucked all the way up to YZF including crossing a very large river that uses a ferry in the summer and an ice road in the winter.

Temps were quite mild in YZF while the airplane was sitting there.....until the night of the engine change. Then it went down to -38. Got a picture of myself standing in the old engine. And got to go into the cockpi of a 777 for the first time......now I do it on a regular basis.

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^^^ link - and TIME magazine use the pic of an A320 to illustrate a story about stranded B777s..... ridiculous.
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