Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Air Malta A319 diverts to Catania airport, Italy, after smoke was detected in an oven in the rear galley

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100 (9H-AEJ), performing flight KM328 from Malta International Airport to Frankfurt Am Main International (Germany) had to divert to Catania-Fontanrossa (Sicily, Italy) this afternoon, when being ten minutes north of the sicilian coast, after smoke was detected in an oven in the rear galley. All passengers and crew disiembarked the aircraft normally. After the aircraft was inspected, it was later declared serviceable and resumed the flight to Frankfurt after a four-hour stop. (2-Apr-2013)