Alaska A320 near Los Angeles on Aug 12th 2018, odour in cabin

Last Update: August 14, 2018 / 22:34:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-1390

Aircraft Registration
N638VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N638VA performing flight AS-1390 from San Francisco,CA to New Orleans,LA (USA) with 136 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 180nm east of Los Angeles,CA (USA) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Los Angeles reporting a strong odour in the aft cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Los Angeles' runway 25L about 40 minutes later.

The airline reported a strong odour in the aft cabin prompted the diversion. The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights. The aircraft is being examined.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Los Angeles about 51 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N638VA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-214
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-1390

Aircraft Registration
N638VA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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