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Original Source: Simon Hradecky, The Aviation Herald

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQA performing flight AF-116 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Shanghai (China) with 315 people on board, was boarding at the gate when the crew noticed a strong burning odour on board and saw smoke in the cabin. The captain ordered the evacuation of the aircraft, the first officer declared Mayday and requested emergency vehicles. The overwing exits were opened for the evacuation, a number of passengers evacuated that way. One passenger received a serious injury during the evacuation and was taken to a hospital.

France’s BEA reported in their weekly bulletin released Aug 8th that the crew noticed a strong burning odour on board and noticed visible smoke in the cabin, the captain ordered the evacuation which in part was performed through the overwing exits. One passenger evacuating that route received an elbow fracture.

Full Story Here: The Aviation Herald