Incident Airbus A330-343 G-VKSS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 349712
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Date:Sunday 7 January 2024
Time:13:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic
Registration: G-VKSS
MSN: 1201
Year of manufacture:2011
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 772-B60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over the Irish Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Virgin Atlantic flight VS77, an Airbus A330-343, returned to land at Manchester International Airport (MAN) after reports of 'dense and acrid smell of smoke' in the cockpit.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
19 January 2013 G-VKSS Virgin Atlantic 0 Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO) sub
Bird strike
4 July 2019 G-VKSS Virgin Atlantic 0 Boston-Logan International Airport (KBOS), MA non
Litium battery thermal event
1 July 2021 G-VKSS Virgin Atlantic Airways 0 Milano/Malpensa Airport min

Revision history:

08-Jan-2024 09:33 harro Added
08-Jan-2024 09:33 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]

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