American A319 near Memphis on Jul 10th 2021, smoke in the cockpit
Last Update: July 16, 2021 / 11:14:43 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 44 hours, then positioned to Charlotte,NC (USA) climbing to a maximum altitude of 9000 feet, remained on the ground in Charlotte for 54 hours before departing for a test flight and returned to service about 6 hours after the test flight.
On Jul 16th 2021 The Aviation Herald learned that the sequence of events started with the failure of both air conditioning systems, the cabin altitude began to rise rapidly prompting the crew to initiate a rapid descent, the passenger oxygen masks were deployed. A short time later haze was observed throughout the aircraft. The aircraft diverted to Memphis and was subsequently ferried to Charlotte unpressurized with both packs being inop.
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