Boeing 767-31K, G-DAJC, 15 August 2010
Boeing 767-31K, G-DAJC
Shortly after reaching cruise altitude, an electrical short circuit occurred in the oven controller module of the forward galley’s right oven. Smoke caused by the overheating circuit board dispersed around the periphery of the left and right ovens in the forward galley, causing confusion regarding its source. The oven controller’s 5 amp circuit breaker tripped, preventing further damage, and the aircraft diverted successfully to London Gatwick Airport. The source of the electrical overheating was traced to the connection between the oven controller’s ON-OFF switch and its printed circuit board.
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Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 15 August 2010