An Air France Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 282 passengers and 16 crew, reported smoke in crew rest area.
- Aircraft was enroute when the crew decided to divert to Irkutsk reporting flight attendants had reported the smell of smoke in the crew rest area.
- Later the crew reported light smoke had become visible in the crew rest area and the smoke detector in the aft galley had triggered.
- The aircraft landed safely on Irkutsk’s runway 30 about 30 minutes later. The passengers and crew were taken to hotels.
- Rosaviatsia reported the aircraft did not sustain any damage.