Aeroflot A320 near Khanty-Mansiysk on Nov 17th 2020, smell of smoke in cockpit

Last Update: December 6, 2020 / 12:31:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1513

Aircraft Registration
VP-BTC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VP-BTC performing flight SU-1513 from Surgut to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 67 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 120nm westsouthwest of Khanty-Mansiysk when the crew smelled smoke in the cockpit, descended the aircraft to FL200, turned around and diverted to Khanty-Mansiysk for a safe landing about 35 minutes after leaving FL360.

Ural's Transport Investigation Committee reported the aircraft commander smelled smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Khanty-Mansiysk, where the aircraft landed safely. Investigators of the Committee are on scene to establish the causes and circumstances of the occurrence.

On Dec 6th 2020 Rosaviatsia reported the crew smelled smoke in the cockpit followed by visible smoke from underneath the captain's seat prompting the crew to divert. An external inspection did not reveal any damage. The cause of the smoke is under investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1513

Aircraft Registration
VP-BTC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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