Postmortems

US-bound flight had to turn around after coffee spilt in cockpit

Investigators concluded: “A spillage of coffee on to the centre console led to the failure of ACP 1 and 2 resulting in communication difficulties for the flight crew. The resulting electrical burning smell and smoke in the cockpit necessitated a diversion to Shannon Airport.”

During the two hour diversion, the flight crew alternately used supplementary oxygen, with one pilot on oxygen at all times.

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