Batik A320 near Pekanbaru on Mar 16th 2020, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: March 31, 2020 / 16:06:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 16, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Batik Air

Flight number
ID-6880

Aircraft Registration
PK-LAI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Batik Air Airbus A320-200, registration PK-LAI performing flight ID-6880 from Jakarta to Kuala Namu (Indonesia), was enroute at FL360 about 30nm south of Pekanbaru (Indonesia) when white smoke appeared from the bottom of the right side of the pedestal accompanied by a burning smell. About 2 seconds later the smoke disappeared, the smell however remained. The crew decided to divert to Pekanbaru for a safe landing on runway 36 about 20 minutes after leaving FL360.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Pekanbaru for about 58 hours before returning to service.

Indonesia's KNKT rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 16, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Batik Air

Flight number
ID-6880

Aircraft Registration
PK-LAI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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