Austrian A320 near Bucharest on Sep 7th 2018, smoke on board

Last Update: September 8, 2018 / 21:33:16 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-879

Destination
Shiraz, Iran

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBS performing flight OS-879 from Vienna (Austria) to Shiraz (Iran), was enroute at FL350 about 40nm westnorthwest of Bucharest's Otopeni Airport when the crew reported smoke on board and decided to divert to Bucharest. The crew requested emergency services on stand by. The aircraft landed safely on Otopeni's runway 08R about 20 minutes later and was inspected by emergency service before proceeding to the apron.

A replacement A320-200 registration OE-LBQ returned to Vienna as flight OS-879 departing Bucharest about 3 hours after landing. The rotation, Vienna to Shiraz, Isfahan (Ira) and back was cancelled.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Bucharest due to technical reasons.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bucharest about 26 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
OS-879

Destination
Shiraz, Iran

Aircraft Registration
OE-LBS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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