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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:mardi 27 août 2019
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Compagnie:Air China
Immatriculation: B-5958
Numéro de série: 1587
Année de Fabrication: 2014-11-21 (4 years 9 months)
Heures de vol:19007
Moteurs: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 772C-60
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 147
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 161
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK) (   Chine)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beijing-Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA), Chine
Aéroport de destination:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japon
Numéro de vol:CA183
A fire occurred on board an Air China Airbus A330-343 which was parked at the gate at Beijing Capital Airport in China.
The aircraft arrived as flight CA976 from Singapore at 07:00 UTC (15:00 LT) and was parked at Terminal 3, stand 530. The next flight, CA183 to Tokyo, had a planned departure time of 17:10 hours. The boarding process began at 16:35.
At 16:48, when a total of 147 passengers had boarded the aircraft, the crew heard an abnormal noise under the floor in the L2 door area where the aircraft was attached to the jetbridge. White smoke was observed and at the same time, the ECAM alarm message "SMOKE/FWD CARGO SMOKE" appeared in the cockpit. The flight crew performed the ECAM action, released the cargo hold fire extinguishing bottle and declared a MAYDAY.
The cabin crew carried out the evacuation of the passengers. After everyone had safely left the aircraft, the fire services attended and contained the fire.
The aircraft sustained severe damage with the top forward fuselage being burned through.

Initial information suggests there were two containers in the forward cargo hold containing mixed goods. No passenger bags had been loaded in the forward hold.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Beijing-Capital International Airport et Tokyo-Haneda Airport est de 2078 km (1299 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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