Air Arabia, Smoke in Cockpit

April 6, 2017

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.



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