Endeavor CRJ2 at Atlanta on Oct 12th 2018, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: November 14, 2018 / 20:41:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9E-5370

Aircraft Registration
N8847A

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

An Endeavor Air Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N8847A performing flight 9E-5370/DL-5370 from Columbus,GA to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 34 passengers and 3 crew, was enroute when the crew received indication of a possible oil leak at the APU. Descending through 8000 feet into Atlanta an odour described like a sweet alcoholic sanitizer followed by visible smoke developed on board, soon after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit telling ATC there was quite a bit of smoke at the interior of the aircraft, they would stop on the runway for an inspection by emergency services. The aircraft landed on Atlanta's runway 28 a few minutes later and stopped on the runway. The crew told ATC they believed the source of the smoke was in the aft area possibly the APU, emergency services reported there was no smoke or other hazard visible from the outside. The crew subsequently decided to taxi to the apron. A number of crew were taken to a hospital.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the crew received an APU OIL PRESS EICAS message in flight, the APU was shut down, an odour and subsequent intensifying smoke developed on board prompting both flight crew to don their oxygen masks. Several smoke detectors for lavatory, windshield heat, right window etc. activated. The APU was subsequently replaced and its bay cleaned from oil distributed throughout the compartment. Both flight crew were sent to a hospital and discharged after checks.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9E-5370

Aircraft Registration
N8847A

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ2

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