EasyJet, Smoke in Cockpit

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100, registration G-EZIM performing flight U2-458 from Isle of Man to Bristol,EN (UK), was in the initial climb out of Isle of Man's runway 26 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Isle of Man for a safe landing on runway 26 about 10 minutes after departure. The British AAIB rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a793774&opt=0

Lufthansa Cargo, Smoke in Cockpit

A Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration D-ALCH performing flight LH-8365 from Hyderabad (India) to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), was climbing out of Hyderabad's runway 27L when the crew stopped the climb at FL100 reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Hyderabad for a safe landing on runway 09R (in opposite direction to the active runway) about 15 minutes after departure. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 17 hours after landing back. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a6ef274&opt=0

Air France, Cabin Crew with Symptoms after De-icing

An Air France Airbus A320-200, registration F-GKXT performing flight AF-1695 from Budapest (Hungary) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), was preparing for departure at the gate, the crew requested de-icing at the stand. After de-icing was completed all four cabin crew members complained of head ache. After assessing the situation the captain decided to cancel the flight. The flight attendants were taken to the airport medical services. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights. The occurrence aircraft positioned to Paris about 3.5 hours later and resumed service. Hungary's TSB reported minor injuries to the flight attendants and opened an investigation into the occurrence. Source:

Cathay Dragon, Cargo Smoke Indication

A Cathay Dragon Airbus A330-300, registration B-HLB performing flight KA-622 from Hong Kong to Hangzhou (China) with 219 passengers, was enroute at FL330 about 130nm east of Hong Kong when the crew reported an aft cargo smoke indication and returned to Hong Kong for a safe landing on runway 07L about 35 minutes later. Emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke. A replacement A330-300 registration B-HLE reached Hangzhou with a delay of 4 hours. The occurrence aircraft resumed service after about 23 hours on the ground. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a6e31ae&opt=0

Hawaiian Airlines, Smoke in Cabin

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N592HA performing flight HA-47 from Oakland,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 241 passengers and 10 crew, was descending through 16,000 feet towards Honolulu about 40nm north of Kahului,HI (USA) and about 60nm from Honolulu when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Kahului reporting occasional smell of smoke on board. The aircraft landed safely on Kahului's runway 02 about 20 minutes later, the aircraft taxied to the apron. The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto the next flights to Honolulu. The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Kahului out of abundance of caution. Source: htt

Air Transat, Loss of Cabin Pressure

An Air Transat Boeing 737-800, registration F-GZHF performing flight TS-103 (dep Mar 25th) from Orlando,FL (USA) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 102 passengers and 6 crew, was descending through FL250 towards Montreal when a rapid loss of cabin pressure occurred, the flight crew donned their oxyen masks, initiated an emergency descent to 7500 feet, the passenger oxygen masks were released, too. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Montreal about 21 minutes later. 3 passengers received minor injuries and were taken to hospitals. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the outflow valve and the cabin altitude gauge. A test flight was conducted confirming normal function. Source:

British Airways, Fumes in Cabin

A British Airways Boeing 787-900, registration G-ZBKM performing flight BA-73 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), was enroute at FL370 about 100nm west of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit at first subsequently correcting to smoke in the forward galley advising there were only fumes but no visible smoke. The aircraft diverted to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 07R about 25 minutes later and stopped on the runway, where emergency services checked the aircraft. About 15 minutes later the aircraft was cleared to taxi to the apron. A replacement Boeing 787-900 registration G-ZBKG was dispatched from London to Frankfurt, re

Delta Airlines, Smoke/Odour in Cabin

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N951DL performing flight DL-803 from Cincinnati,KY to Orlando,FL (USA) with 148 passengers, was climbing out of Northern Kentucky Airport's runway 18C when a smokey odour in the back of the cabin prompted the crew to stop the climb at 6000 feet and return to Cincinnati for a safe landing on runway 18L about 12 minutes after departure. A replacement MD-88 registration N921DL reached Orlando with a delay of 3:20 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a6b6d2f&opt=0

Interjet, Cabin Pressure Problem

An Interjet Airbus A320-200, registration XA-RBA performing flight 4O-435 from Tijuana to Leon (Mexico), was enroute at FL370 about 200nm northwest of Leon when the crew received an ECAM message indicating excessive cabin pressure/altitude. The aircraft descended to FL110 and continued to Leon for a safe landing about 35 minutes later. Mexico's Accident Investigation Board rated the occurence a serious incident and opened an investigation. The AIB reported the crew performed a precautionary descent to FL110 following a "CAB PESS ALT EXCESIVE" ECAM message. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a79355a&opt=0

Spirit Airlines, Odour on Board

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N668NK performing flight NK-779 from New York La Guardia,NY to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was climbing out of La Guardia when the crew reported an odour on board, stopped the climb at 12,000 feet and decided to divert to Newark,NJ (USA) for a safe landing about 14 minutes after departure. A replacement A321-200 registration N587NK reached Fort Lauderdale with a delay of 4 hours. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a684e9e&opt=0

Titan Airways, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Titan Airways Boeing 767-300, registration G-POWD performing charter flight ZT-1941 (callsign AWC-941) from London Stansted,EN (UK) to Rzeszow (Poland), was enroute at FL370 about 25nm southwest of Amsterdam (Netherlands) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks deployed. The crew requested medical assistance available at the gate, emergency services received a major alert, a rescue helicopter was dispatched to the aerodrome, all other arriving flights were sent into holds. The aircraft landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 27 about 25 minutes after leaving FL370. There were no injuries, the alert level of emergency s

Lufthansa, Smoke in Cockpit, Odour in Cabin

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHF performing flight LH-412 from Munich (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 286 people on board, was climbing through FL320 out of Munich when the crew donned their oxygen masks, reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to return to Munich dumping fuel on the way back, the aircraft descended to FL100. On approach to Munich the crew advised they would vacate the runway at the end and stop once clear of the runway and needed emergency services to inspect the aircraft. The aircraft landed overweight but safely on Munich's runway 26L about 40 minutes after stopping the climb. The Aviation Herald hears reports from multiple sources that there was smo

Southwest Airlines, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N565WN performing flight WN-118 from Phoenix,AZ to Atlanta,GA (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 170nm westsouthwest of Amarillo,TX (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 9000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were released. The aircraft diverted to Amarillo for a safe landing about 35 minutes after leaving FL390. The airline confirmed the loss of cabin pressure deploying the passenger oxygen masks due to a technical malfunction. A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N278WN reached Atlanta with a delay of 5 hours. The occurrence aircraft positioned back to Phoenix at maximum altitude 1

Condor, Fuel Leak

A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUZ performing flight DE-2114 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Cancun (Mexico) with 182 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 130 northeast of St. Louis,MO (USA) when the crew reported a possible fuel leak and decided to divert to Saint Louis. The aircraft landed safely on runway 30L about 30 minutes later. The crew queried emergency services whether they could see any leak from the left wing. The attending emergency services reported a leak near the left main gear. The airline reported problems with a fuel tank prompted the diversion to St. Louis. A replacement aircraft has been dispatched to St. Louis and is estimated to reach Cancun

Swiss International Airlines, Fuel Pump Failure/Smoke Indication

A Swiss International Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration HB-JMA performing flight LX-92 (dep Mar 12th) from Zurich (Switzerland) to Sao Paulo,SP (Brazil) with 215 passengers, was enroute at FL340 about 380nm northeast of Dakar (Senegal) in Mauritianian Airspace when the aircraft performed an emergency descent reaching FL100 within 7 minutes (average rate of descent 3400fpm). The aircraft subsequently diverted to Dakar for a safe landing about 90 minutes after leaving FL340. The airline reported there was a technical irregularity (fuel pump), the flight could not be continued and was diverted to Dakar for a safe landing. Passengers and crew are doing well. A replacement A340-300 regis

Egypt Air, Smoke in Cockpit

An Egypt Air Cargo Airbus A300B4, registration SU-GAC performing flight MS-521 from Ostend (Belgium) to Cairo (Egypt), landed on Cairo's runway 23C when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit originating from one of the panels in the cockpit. Emergency services responded and identified a faulty control panel as source of the smoke. The aircraft returned to service the following day after about 17.5 hours on the ground. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a634d8a&opt=0

WestJet, Smoke in Cockpit

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-FBWS performing flight WS-1402 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 135 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 100nm south of Salt Lake City,UT (USA) when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft diverted to Salt Lake City and landed safely on runway 34R about 23 minutes after leaving FL390. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced an audio panel, a service difficulty report was filed. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a63f103&opt=0

Jazz Air, Smoke in cockpit

A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration C-FADF performing ferry flight QK-7090 from Winnipeg,MB to Regina,SK (Canada) with 2 crew, was enroute about 50nm east of Regina when smoke was detected in the cockpit prompting both crew to don their oxygen masks. The crew declared PAN and continued to Regina for a safe landing. The Canadian TSB reported an examination of the aircraft revealed contamination in the air conditioning system of the #1 engine. The aircraft was released to continue the ferry flight to Calgary. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a633b20&opt=0

WestJet, Burning Odour in Cabin

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-FIWJ performing flight WS-555 from Calgary,AB to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 69 people on board, had just levelled off at cruise level 400 about 90nm westsouthwest of Calgary when the crew declared emergency reporting fumes in the cockpit and decided to return to Calgary, where the aircraft landed safely about 17 minutes later. The aircraft was examined by emergency services and taxied to the apron on own power. The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft was climbing through 7000 feet out of Calgary when a burning odour in the cabin occurred. The crew subsequently declared emergency and returned to Calgary. Maintenance inspected the aircraft and found no

Jazz Air, Fumes in Cabin

A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration C-FADF performing flight QK-8297 from Winnipeg,MB to Saskatoon,SK (Canada) with 50 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing out of Winnipeg when the lavatory smoke alarm sounded followed by the smell of fumes. The crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet, declared emergency and returned to Winnipeg for a safe landing about 16 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported the source of the alarm and the fumes could not be determined. The aircraft was ferried to Calgary,AB (Canada) for further inspection. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a633a04&opt=0\

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