Incident: Boeing 777-236 G-VIIK, North Atlantic Oceanic Airspace, 2 December 2012: Report 2013-015


The flight crew of G-VIIK experienced a series of smoke events on the flightdeck while in the cruise over mid-Atlantic. They declared an emergency and the First Officer (F/O) donned his oxygen mask. They descended the aircraft to Flight Level (FL) 150 and diverted to Shannon Airport (EINN), Ireland. The cause of the smoke was later identified as a bearing failure of the primary equipment cooling supply fan.                                                                                                  

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 2 December, 2012
Report Date: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013