British Airways, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A British Airways Boeing 787-900, registration G-ZBKF performing flight BA-143 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Delhi (India), was enroute at FL350 about 20nm east of Brussels (Belgium) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were released. The aircraft levelled off at FL100 and returned to London for a safe landing about 80 minutes after leaving FL350. A replacement Boeing 787-900 registration G-ZBKC reached Delhi with a delay of 6:40 hours. The airline confirmed a loss of cabin pressure prompted the release of the oxygen masks and the return to Heathrow. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 31 hours after lan

Air Canada Rouge, Smoke in Cockpit

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319-100, registration C-GBHZ performing flight RV-1803 from Kingston (Jamaica) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 141 people on board, was enroute at FL340 near Nassau (Bahamas) when the flight crew noticed abnormal vibrations and noise in the cockpit, a few minutes later a pop was heard followed by smoke coming from the center pedestal, an ECAM message followed about 15nm north of Nassau. The crew worked the related checklists, declared emergency and diverted to Nassau for a safe landing. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced a defective avionics blower fan Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a864f5d&opt=0

Flybe, Cabin Failed to Pressurize

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-JECH performing flight BE-106 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Birmingham,EN (UK), was climbing out of Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew stopped the climb at FL080 reporting a technical problem, they could not pressurize the cabin. The aircraft returned to Amsterdam for a safe landing on runway 36C about 25 minutes after departure. The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto the next flights. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam about 8 hours after landing. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a82caef&opt=0

Bradley Air Services, Fuel Emergency

A Bradley Air Services Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-300 on behalf of First Air, registration C-GULU performing freight flight 7F-5850 from Kugluktuk,NU to Yellowknife,NT (Canada) with 2 crew, was approaching the top of descent into Yellowknife when the crew received a low left fuel indication and requested priority handling due to low fuel. The low left fuel light extinguished subsequently extinguished. The aircraft continued for a safe landing at Yellowknife. Canada's TSB reported the aircraft landed with 800lbs of fuel remaining. Due to a fuel pump failure in Kugluktuk the crew had been unable to uplift fuel at Kugluktuk. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a87b147&opt=0

Air Canada Rouge, Smoke in Galley

An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300, registration C-GBZR performing flight RV-1831 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 290 people on board, was enroute at FL350 over the Pacific Ocean about 560nm southwest of Vancouver when smoke emanated from a forward galley. Responding cabin crew identified a utility light as source of the smoke, a halon fire extinguisher was discharged and the related circuit breaker was deactivated. The flight crew in the meantime declared PAN, turned around and diverted to Portland,OR (USA) for a safe landing about 70 minutes later. The Canadian TSB reported the airline included the occurrence in their safety management system and is investigating the

Air Canada, Smoke in Cockpit

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FHNV performing flight AC-668 from Montreal,QC to Halifax,NS (Canada) with 103 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Montreal when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, stopped the climb at about 4000 feet and returned to Montreal for a safe landing about 9 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB following a lavatory smoke indication the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, requested emergency services on stand by and returned to Montreal. Maintenance found burnt debris in an air duct off the right hand engine (CF34). The right hand engine had been replaced and the aircraft was on its first flight since. Source: http://www.avheral

Eurowings, Cargo Smoke Indication

An Eurowings Airbus A320-200, registration OE-IEU performing flight EW-5805 from Hanover (Germany) to Vienna (Austria), was enroute at FL370 about 40nm north of Prague (Czech Republic) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and diverted the aircraft to Prague for a safe landing on runway 06 about 15 minutes later. Emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke. The aircraft was still on the ground in Prague about 3:45 hours after landing. On Jul 20th 2017 Czechia's UZPLN reported the indication was false, a fault was discovered in the cargo smoke detection system. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a7e5703&opt=0

Aerocontractors, Smoke in Cabin

An Aerocontractors de Havilland Dash 8-400, flight NG-316 from Port Harcourt to Lagos (Nigeria) with 52 people on board, was enroute at FL240 about 75nm east of Lagos when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and the cabin started to fill with smoke. The crew declared emergency, performed smoke removal procedures and continued to Lagos for a safe landing about 18 minutes after the smoke was noticed. Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority opened an investigation into the occurrence. The airline reported that about 75nm before Lagos cabin crew observed the cabin was misty and informed the flight crew. The flight crew made an announcement re-assuring the passengers. Shortly after the desc

Thomson Airways, Cracked Windscreen

A Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBF performing flight BY-6133 from Las Palmas,CI (Spain) to Bristol,EN (UK) with 220 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 240nm southsouthwest of Porto (Portugal) when the crew initiated a rapid descent to FL100 due to cracks in the left hand forward windshield. The aircraft diverted to Porto for a safe landing about 50 minutes after leaving FL380. A replacement Boeing 757-200 registration G-OOBB positioned from London Gatwick to Porto, resumed the flight and reached Bristol with a delay of 7:15 hours. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a7cfe36&opt=0

China Airlines, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A China Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-18609 performing flight CI-25 from Guam (Guam) to Taipei (Taiwan) with 109 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 180nm northwest of Guam when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were released. The aircraft returned to Guam for a safe landing on runway 06R about 40 minutes later. There were no injuries and no damage to the aircraft. The flight was cancelled. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration B-18656 reached Taipei the following morning with a delay of 13 hours. Taiwan's ASC reported they have dispatched investigators to Guam to investigate the circumstan

SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Loss of Cabin Pressure

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration LN-RKP performing flight SK-944 (dep Apr 15th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Copenhagen (Denmark) with 196 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 180nm northwest of Goose Bay,NL (Canada) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Goose Bay for a safe landing about 50 minutes later. The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Goose Bay due to the gradual loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks did not need to be released. The passengers were taken to hotels. The causes of the pressure loss are being investigated. The aircraft is estimated

Thomas Cook, Suspected Fuel Leak

A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-MDBD performing flight MT-2718 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 283 people on board, was climbing through FL350 when the crew stopped the climb suspecting a fuel leak and decided to return to Manchester. The aircraft landed safely on Manchester's runway 23R about 85 minutes after departure. A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration G-OMYT is estimated to reached Las Vegas with a delay of 4 hours. The airline reported the aircraft returned due to technical issues. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a7ac61c&opt=0

American Airlines, Smoke in Cabin

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N787AL performing flight AA-63 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Miami,FL (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the Bay of Biscay about 240nm north of Santiao de Compostela,SP (Spain) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Santiago de Compostela for a safe landing about 45 minutes later. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Santiago de Compostela about 4 hours after landing. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a7884d5&opt=0

Alaska Airlines, Cabin Pressurization Issues

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N305AS performing flight AS-930 from Seattle,WA to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was climbing out of Seattle when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 due to problems with the cabin pressure but continued the flight into the direction of Las Vegas. About 17 minutes later the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure and diverted to Portland,OR (USA) for a safe landing about one hour after leaving FL250. A passenger reported the aircraft performed an emergency descent due to the "loss of compression" and diverted to Portland. Source: http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a77fbd3&opt=0

WestJet, Shattered Windscreen

A Westjet Boeing 767-300, registration C-FOGJ performing flight WS-1884 from Edmonton,AB (Canada) to Kahului,HI (USA) with 218 people on board, was enroute at FL380 over the Pacific Ocean about 710nm out of Kahului when the right hand windshield shattered and the crew received a "R FWD WINDOW" EICAS message. The crew, concerned about the damage, consulted with the Operations Center to calculate the fuel burn, then requested a descent to FL140 for the remainder of the flight. The aircraft landed safely in Kahului about 2:15 hours later. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kahului 3 days later. The Canadian TSB reported the right hand forward windshield shattered, a "R FWD WI

Air France, Suspected Fuel Leak

An Air France Airbus A319-100, registration F-GRHR performing flight AF-1390 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Istanbul (Turkey), was enroute at FL370 over Austria about 85nm south of Munich (Germany) when the crew reported a possible fuel leak on the #1 engine (CFM56) and decided to divert to Munich, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 08R about 30 minutes later. A runway inspection did not report any fluids on the runway, the aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a75b8c1&opt=0

Air Arabia, Smoke in Cockpit

An Air Arabia Airbus A320-200, registration A6-ANT performing flight G9-522 from Chittagong (Bangladesh) to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) with 164 passengers and 17 crew, was climbing out of Chittagong when the crew stopped the climb at FL300 reporting smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Kolkata (India) for a safe landing about 15 minutes later. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4 hours, then was able to continue the flight and reached Sharjah with a delay of 4.5 hours. The airline reported all passengers and crew were safe, the aircraft was able to continue after the fault was attended to. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a750d0a&opt=0

Aeromexico, Cracked Windscreen

An Aeromexico Boeing 787-800, registration N965AM performing flight AM-11 from Santiago (Chile) to Mexico City (Mexico), was climbing through FL320 out of Santiago when the crew decided to return to Santiago due to the captain's windshield developing a web of cracks. The aircraft landed safely back in Santiago about 75 minutes after departure. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a74531e&opt=0

Nordica Canadair, Lavatory Smoke

A Nordica Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of LOT Polish Airlines, registration ES-ACG performing flight LO-8119 from Tallinn (Estonia) to Stockholm (Sweden), was climbing out of Tallinn when the crew reported smoke in the lavatories, stopped the climb at about 5000 feet and decided to return to Tallinn. While positioning for the approach the crew reported the visible smoke had dissipated, only the smell remained. The aircraft landed safely back on runway 26 about 13 minutes after departure. The airline reported the aft lavatory smoke detector had activated. The smoke detector reacted to a different detergent than usual used for the engines during the previous night. The occurrence aircraft wa

Nolinor Aviation, Pressurization Issue While Diverting

A Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-200, registration C-GNLW performing flight N5-793 from Resolute Bay,NU to Mary River,NU (Canada) with 106 people on board, went around at Mary River due to weather conditions. The crew decided to divert to Iqaluit,NU and climbed out of Mary river, when climbing through FL350 the crew received indication of the cabin altitude climbing at about 1000 fpm, the cabin climbed to 10,500 feet. The crew stopped the climb, declared PAN PAN and requested a descent to FL230. Descending through FL280 the crew was able to regain control of the cabin pressure and stabilized the cabin altitude at 8000 feet. The aircraft maintained FL280 and continued to Iqaluit for a safe landi

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