American A321 near Wilmington on Apr 2nd 2019, fumes on the flight deck

Last Update: April 3, 2019 / 21:21:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-809

Aircraft Registration
N549UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N549UW performing flight AA-809 from Philadelphia,PA to Orlando,FL (USA) with 178 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 35nm northwest of Wilmington,NC (USA) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Wilmington reporting fumes on the flight deck. The aircraft landed safely on Wilmington's runway 35 about 25 minutes later.

A replacement A321-200 registration N542UW reached Orlando with a delay of about 5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Wilmington for about 10 hours, then positioned to Charlotte,NC (USA), remained on the ground in Charlotte for another 8 hours, then returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 2, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-809

Aircraft Registration
N549UW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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