EAT Leipzig A306 at London on Oct 24th 2020, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: December 23, 2020 / 13:53:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QY-6757

Aircraft Registration
D-AEAT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

An EAT Leipzig Airbus A300-600 freighter on behalf of DHL, registration D-AEAT performing flight QY-6757 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was climbing out of Heathrow's runway 27L when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday reporting smoke in the cockpit and stopped the climb at 5000 feet MSL. The crew subsequently donned their oxygen masks. The aircraft returned to Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 27L about 15 minutes after departure and vacated the runway.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 18.5 hours before returning to service.

On Nov 6th 2020 the AAIB reported (editorial note: misstating the occurrence date as Oct 27th with all other details matching), that the crew felt smoke, a smoke detector activated. The crew declared Mayday and return to Heathrow for a safe landing at 22:08Z.

On Dec 23rd 2020 Germany's BFU reported (stating the occurrence date correctly as Oct 24th 2020) they have joined the investigation representing the state of registration of the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 24, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QY-6757

Aircraft Registration
D-AEAT

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

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