United Airlines, Cracked Windscreen

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N674UA performing flight UA-56 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL320 over the Irish Sea about 200nm east of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported the first officer's windshield cracked, descended the aircraft to FL140 and diverted to Shannon for a safe landing on Shannon's runway 24 about 45 minutes later. A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N652UA departed Shannon about 8 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Newark with a delay of 8 hours. The cracked windshield (Photo: AVH): Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a58336d&opt=0

Air Canada, Loss of Cabin Pressure

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FNVU performing flight AC-260 from Winnipeg,MB to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 146 people on board, was climbing through FL280 out of Winnipeg when the flight crew noticed the cabin altitude was climbing and initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet. The cabin reached a maximum altitude of 10,500 feet, the passenger oxygen masks were not released. The aircraft returned to Winnipeg for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft was dispatched under minimum equipment list requirements with the #2 air conditioning pack inoperative due to a cracked heat exchanger. The #1 pack became unserviceable in flig

Air Berlin, Smoke in Cockpit

An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200, registration D-ALPC performing flight AB-7416 from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Cancun (Mexico), was enroute at FL360 about 120nm northeast of Daytona Beach,FL (USA) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted the aircraft to Daytona Beach. The aircraft landed safely on Daytona Beach's runway 25R, vacated the runway, the pilots were talking without oxygen masks once on the ground and taxied the aircraft to a near by stand, where emergency services checked the aircraft. A passenger reported that the aircraft diverted to Daytona Beach due to smoke in the cockpit, smell of smoke was apparent in the passenger cabin. The airline reported the captain deci

Virgin Atlantic, Pressurization Issues Affect Crew

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600, registration G-VGAS performing flight VS-9 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL400 about 170nm southwest of Halifax,NS (Canada) when problems with the cabin pressure prompted the crew to descend the aircraft to FL240. The aircraft continued to New York for a safe landing about 65 minutes later. The AAIB reported that a number of crew were temporarily affected when cabin pressure problems prompted a controlled descent. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the AAIU. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a6a488e&opt=0

Avianca Brasil, Cargo Smoke Indication

An Avianca Brasil Airbus A320-200, registration PR-OCN performing flight O6-6304 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP to Recife,PE (Brazil) with 156 passengers and crew, was climbing through FL260 out of Sao Paulo when the crew decided to return to Sao Paulo due to a cargo smoke indication. The aircraft landed safely back about 60 minutes after departure. A replacement A320-200 registration PR-ONX reached Recife with a delay of 3 hours. The airport reported the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. The airline reported the aircraft returned as a precaution. A listener on frequency reported the crew reported a cargo smoke indication and returned to Guarulhos. Other aircraft were instructed to en

Virgin Australia, Smoke in Cockpit

A Virgin Australia Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration VH-VPJ performing flight VA-1188 from Port Macquarie,NS to Sydney,NS (Australia), was enroute at FL180 about 40nm north of Williamtown,NS (Australia) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Williamtown for a safe landing about 15 minutes later. The ATSB rated the occurrence an incident and opened an investigation. On Feb 24th 2017 The Aviation Herald learned that the smoke was emanating from the instrument panel of the aircraft. The crew diverted the aircraft and initiated an evacuation of the aircraft. Three occupants were treated by paramedics, two of them were taken to hospitals for possible

Azul Linhas Aereas, Fire in Cabin

An Azul Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ-195, registration PR-AUO performing flight AD2520 from Belo Horizonte,MG to Vitoria,ES (Brazil), was landing on Vitoria's runway 05 when the left side wall next to a passenger seat began to warm up. The aircraft slowed safely and was taxiing when the cabin side wall overheated and burst into flames. Cabin crew immediately tackled the fire successfully removing the side wall and extinguishing the fire. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage. The occurrence is being investigated by Brazil's CENIPA. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a547371&opt=0

British Airways, Smoke Indication

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-MEDK performing flight BA-2732 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Lanzarote,CI (Spain), was enroute at FL350 about 40nm southeast of Lisbon (Portugal) when the crew received a smoke detector indication and decided to divert to Lisbon. The aircraft landed safely on Lisbon's runway 03 about 35 minutes later. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4c6e6a&opt=0

Cathay Pacific, Fuel Leak

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300, registration B-KQQ performing flight CX-893 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Hong Kong (China), was enroute at FL360 over the East China Sea about 140nm northeast of Taipei (Taiwan) when the crew detected a fuel leak at the left hand engine (GE90), shut the engine down, declared PAN and decided to divert to Taipei. The crew advised they had a fuel leak but were planning to vacate the runway and keep moving the aircraft unless there was any advisory requiring a stop. The aircraft landed safely on Taipei's runway 05R about 30 minutes after leaving FL360. A passenger reported the aircraft had experienced two engine surges during the flight, then diverted to Taip

Egypt Air Express, Cracked Windscreen

An Egypt Air Express Embraer ERJ-170, registration SU-GDI performing flight MS-392 from Aswan to Cairo (Egypt) with 71 people on board, was climbing out of Aswan when the crew decided to divert to Luxor (Egypt), about 100nm north of Aswan, due to a crack in the first officer's windshield. The aircraft landed safely in Luxor. Passenger Gustavo Becerra reported they were taken to a hotel to wait for the continuation flight. The occurrence aircraft departed again and reached Cairo at low altitude and low speed with a delay of about 10 hours needing about 90 minutes for the trip from Luxor to Cairo (about 280nm). The Windscreen after Landing (Photo: Gustavo Becerra) Source: http://avherald.com

American Airlines, Smoke and Haze in Cabin

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N150UW performing flight AA-2098 from Las Vegas,NV to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was climbing out of Las Vegas when passengers detected smoke and haze in the cabin, the observations prompting the flight crew to stop the climb at about FL190 and return to Las Vegas for a safe landing on runway 25R about 25 minutes after departure. A passenger reported that flight attendants hinted that a recirculation fan had emitted popping noises, quit working heating up and emitted smoke. A replacement Airbus A321-200 registration N542UW reached Dallas with a delay of 4.5 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4d1ab8&opt=0

Jin Air, Smoke in Cabin Prior to Departure

A Jin Air Boeing 777-200, registration HL7733 performing LJ-4 from Bangkok (Thailand) to Seoul (South Korea) with 392 passengers and 10 crew, was preparing for departure, the APU was running, when suddenly smoke entered the aircraft. The passengers disembarked rapidly. 4 people needed treatment for smoke inhalation. The airline reported the APU was identified as source of the smoke, the APU was replaced. The occurrence aircraft was able to depart and reached Seoul with a delay of 7 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4aea07&opt=0

SAS, Cargo Smoke Indication

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration OY-KBC performing flight SK-995 from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Beijing (China) with 244 passengers (crew reported 56 people on board), was climbing out of Copenhagen when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 reporting a forward cargo smoke indication. The crew reported their equipment contained Lithium Metal Batteries, they were having 34 tons of fuel on board. The aircraft returned for a CATIII ILS approach to runway 22L and landed safely back about 75 minutes after departure. A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration OY-KBI reached Beijing with a delay of 4:15 hours. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 71 hours after la

WestJet, More Fumes and Smoke

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GWSV performing flight WS-662 from Calgary,AB to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 137 people on board, was in the initial climb when flight attendants reported an odour in the cabin, however, there was no smoke. Climbing through 15,000 feet smoke became visible on the flight deck and cabin. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks and smoke goggles, worked the checklists detecting a left PACK TRIP OFF indication. The air conditioning system was turned off, the crew declared emergency and returned to Calgary for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported that the aircraft had been involved in a similiar event the previous day

WestJet, Fumes and Smoke in Cockpit and Cabin

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GWSV performing flight WS-1402 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 175 people on board, was climbing through 12,000 feet out of Calgary when fumes and smoke were noticed on board, the flight crew received a left PACK TRIPP OFF indication. The crew worked the related checklists, reset the left air conditioning system and the smoke and fumes began to dissipate. The crew declared an emergency, stopped the climb at about 17,500 feet and decided to return to Calgary, burned off fuel for about an hour and landed safely back in Calgary about 80 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance performed several checks of the left

JetBlue, Cabin Failed to Pressurize

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N621JB performing flight B6-658 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Cleveland,OH (USA), was climbing through 13,000 feet out of Fort Lauderdale when the crew stopped the climb and descended to 10,000 feet due to problems with the cabin pressurization. The aircraft diverted to Orlando,FL (USA) for a safe landing about 45 minutes after departure. A replacement A320-200 registration N586JB reached Cleveland with a delay of 2 hours. The occurrence aircraft resumed service after 11 hours on the ground. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a47ea86&opt=0

American Airlines, Cracked Windscreen

An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N190AA performing flight AA-203 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Philadelphia,PA (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the United Kingdom when the first officer's windshield developed cracks on the outer pane. The crew decided to continue to Philadelphia where the aircraft landed safely about 8.5 hours later. The Cracked Windscreen Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a496e8a&opt=0

Rosiya, Smoke in Cockpit

A Rossiya Airbus A319-100 on behalf of Aeroflot, registration VP-BIU performing flight SU-6891 from Simferopol (Ukraine) to Saint Petersburg (Russia), was enroute at FL360 about 130nm north of Rostov on Don (Russia)when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 (average rate of descent 2600 fpm) due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft turned around and diverted to Rostov on Don for a safe landing on runway 22 about 45 minutes after leaving FL360. The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights. The status of Crimea and Simferopol is disputed. According to international law and United Nations the Crimea belong to the Ukraine although Rus

Wideroe, Smoke in Cockpit

A Wideroe de Havilland Dash 8-100, registration LN-WIM performing flight WF-831 from Leknes to Bodo (Norway) with 13 passengers and 3 crew, was on approach to Bodo estimated to land in about 5 minutes, when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely in Bodo and stopped on the runway, emergency services checked the aircraft, the passengers disembarked onto the runway and were bussed to the terminal. The airline reported the aircraft was moved to a hangar and is being examined. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a452876&opt=0

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