AAIB investigation to Boeing 767-300, D-ABUK

En route diversion to Newcastle Airport due smoke from a windscreen heater connection, 21 July 2017.


The aircraft was in the cruise on a positioning flight when the flight crew noticed an unusual smell, followed by smoke from the vicinity of the right windscreen. A MAYDAY was declared and the aircraft was diverted to Newcastle Airport where it landed without further incident. Investigation by the operator identified an anomaly with an electrical connection to the right windscreen heater. The operator has taken safety actions intended to prevent recurrence.

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Published 8 March 2018