The Lufthansa airplane Airbus A330-300 made emergency landing in Cyprus after unusual odor in the cabin, caused by a breakage of the on-board coffee maker. The aircraft with 186 passengers was en route from Munich (Germany) to Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), but on 90 miles west of Larnaca suffered smoke in the cabin and unusual odor. The crew decided to divert to Cyprus, where safely landed on Larnaca’s runway 22. The passengers were evacuated, after which it became clear that the source of the smell was a faulty of the coffee machine.
The aircraft is currently being examined, it is being checked whether the removal of the coffeemaker would permit continuation of the flight.
Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no reported damages. The safety inspectors will check the airplane before release returning in operations.
Airbus A330 is a medium- to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner with two engines suspended on pylons under the wings. Powered by two General Electric CF6-80E1, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, or Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the 63.69 m long −300 has a range of 11,750 km, typically carries 277 passengers with a 440 exit limit and 32 LD3 containers.