Qatar Airways, Fire On Board

May 19, 2017

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787-800, registration A7-BDB performing flight QR-841 from Phuket (Thailand) to Doha (Qatar) with 202 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 200nm eastnortheast of Colombo (Sri Lanka) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Colombo. The aircraft landed safely on Colombo's runway 22 about 30 minutes later.

Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Authority reported there had been a fire on board.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 8.5 hours, then continued the journey and reached Doha with a delay of 8.5 hours.



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