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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87315
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:11:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B735 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-500
Owner/operator:Maersk Air UK Ltd.
Registration: G-MSKB
MSN: 24928/1961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:GenÚve - LSGG -   Switzerland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:EGBB
Destination airport:LSGG
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Saturday, 7 August 1999, Flight British Airways 8412 from Birmingham to Geneva (operated by Maersk Air UK) was initiating the descent from FL370 towards the destination airport when the cabin crew recognized smoke and an acrid smell in the cabin. The commander issued a pan-pan-pan message and started a rapid descent. 12 minutes later the aircraft was landed uneventfully on runway 23 in Geneva. The 40 passengers and the crew evacuated the aircraft via the forward passenger door over the inflated slide. Nobody was injured and no damage resulted to the aircraft.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-MSKB courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
16 August 2001; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

06-Jan-2011 13:56 Alpine Flight Added

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