Beech King Air 350, F-GVLB
During cruising flight at Flight Level (FL) 330, the crew reported an electrical burning smell and smoke in the cockpit, and diverted to Cardiff Airport. The cause was subsequently found to have been caused by electrical shorting due to moisture ingress into the right circuit breaker panel, located directly below the direct vision (DV) panel in co-pilot’s side window. Before the flight, the aircraft had been parked outside for two days at Galway, during which time it had rained.
Published 10 December 2014