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16:55  12 september  2019
16:55  12 september  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Pilot made emergency landing in Shannon after coffee spill in cockpit

Pilot made emergency landing in Shannon after coffee spill in cockpit The incident occurred on a Frankfurt-Cancun flight in February.

A spilled cup of coffee forced an emergency landing of a flight from Chicago to Frankfurt Monday. During a moment of light turbulence, the pilot spilled That caused a malfunction that radio-signaled a hijacking. The crew stopped the false alert, then decided to divert to Toronto anyway, where the 241

A Chicago-Frankfurt flight had to land in Toronto after the pilot spilled coffee on his communications gear, Canadian authorities said. The pilot at first decided to return to Chicago, but then diverted the Boeing 777 to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, where it landed safely, CNN reported.

Coffee spill in cockpit forces North Atlantic flight to divert © Getty Commercial airliner airplane flight cockpit

A flight heading to Cancun was diverted to Ireland after coffee was spilled onto the pilot's audio control panel, resulting in system failures.

After taking off in Frankfurt, Germany, the commander was pilot monitoring when he was served coffee in a cup without a lid, which was knocked over onto both the commander and co-pilot audio control panels (ACP), resulting in a failure of the system and hindering communication between the flight crew.

Just over half an hour after the spillage, the ACPs became overheated and produced an electric burning smell and smoke as one of the buttons started to melt, urging the pilot to divert the Airbus A330-243, with 326 passengers on board, to Shannon in the Republic of Ireland.

Cockpit coffee spillage forces transatlantic flight diversion

Cockpit coffee spillage forces transatlantic flight diversion A coffee spillage in the cockpit of a plane flying over the Atlantic forced the aircraft to be diverted to Ireland. The hot liquid damaged an audio control panel, creating "significant communication difficulty" for the pilots flying the Condor aircraft, according to an accident report. The spilt also produced an electrical burning smell and smoke, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said. © Getty The console from the cockpit of an Airbus A330 showing the audio control panel damaged by spilt coffee No injuries were reported among any of the 326 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

FAA investigates policies about food, drink in the cockpit , source tells CNN Incident Monday night stemmed from coffee spilled on a cockpit panel According to Canadian transportation officials, the pilot spilled coffee on the aircraft's radio

Lufthansa Flight 415 was just under two hours into its flight out of Dulles International Airport and was flying over Nova Scotia when it diverted back to the United States, according to flight -tracking website, Flightaware.com. Both the FAA and Lufthansa deny reports of smoke in the cabin or cockpit .

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An investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that the failures of the ACPs and the smoke were the result of electrical shortages following liquid contamination caused by the coffee spillage.

During the diversion in February 2019, both the pilot and co-pilot alternated between using supplementary oxygen.

The operator of the flight has taken safety measures to reduce further spillage incidents, and recommends flight crew to use the cup holders.

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