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World|life|September 13, 2019 / 02:29 PM
Spilled coffee forces plane to divert over Atlantic

AKIPRESS.COM - A passenger aircraft with 337 people on board was forced to divert in February after the pilot spilled coffee on the controls panel, BBCreports citing UK investigators.

The Airbus A330-243 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Cancun, Mexico, had to land in Shannon, Ireland, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reports.

This was because the pilots' audio control panels (ACP) started melting and there was smoke in the cockpit.

The pilots had to use oxygen masks. There were no injuries.

The AAIB does not identify which company operated the flight during the accident on 6 February 2019.

However, the Flight Safety Foundation independent non-profit organisation says it was a Condor Airlines flight. The plane was operated by Thomas Cook Airlines.

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