Mexico-Bound Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Spills Coffee
A business flight with 326 individuals on board was compelled to make a crisis landing when roasting coffee was inadvertently dropped over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, as per the report on thursday.
The Airbus A330-243 flying to Cancun, Mexico, from Frankfurt, docked at Shannon in Ireland.
With the boiling fluid causing a mighty electrical burning odor and smoke emanating from the panel, the captain determined to turn, the statement from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) stated.
The occurrence befell after a pilot put his coffee mug without a cover on a tray table rather than in a cup handle, the statement stated.
There were no damages in the incident, which occurred in February.
The AAIB did not know the airline but stated it had since improved systems to guarantee that cup lids are equipped for flights on all directions and that teams are told of the need to use them.