An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ABXD performing flight AB-7392 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 184 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Dusseldorf’s runway 23L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet due to an unusual odour on board. The crew decided to divert to Cologne/Bonn (Germany) where the aircraft landed safely on runway 14L about 20 minutes after departure.
The airline reported the passengers were taken to hotels and are expected to depart the following day. The cause of the odour is under investigation.
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