Piedmont E145 at Roanoke on Oct 5th 2019, lavatory smoke indication

Last Update: October 6, 2019 / 22:46:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-4783

Aircraft Registration
N647AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Piedmont Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N647AE performing flight AA-4783 from Roanoke,VA to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 41 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Roanoke's runway 06 when the crew upon contacting departure declared emergency reporting they had a lavatory smoke indication, they believed it was a false indication but wanted to proceed on the safe side. The aircraft stopped the climb at 5200 feet and returned to Roanoke, departure/approach cleared the aircraft for any approach to any runway, and landed safely on runway 06 about 15 minutes later.

A replacement ERJ-145 registration N669MB reached Charlotte with a delay of 2 hours.

After about 30 hours on the ground N647AE attempted to position to Philadelphia,PA (USA) but again needed to return to Roanoke.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N647AE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
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
Oct 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-4783

Aircraft Registration
N647AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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