American A319 near Memphis on Jul 10th 2021, smoke in the cockpit

Last Update: July 16, 2021 / 11:14:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2910

Aircraft Registration
N817AW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N817AW performing flight AA-2910 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Bangor,ME (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 140nm westsouthwest of Memphis,TN (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Memphis reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely on Memphis' runway 18C about 30 minutes later.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 10, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2910

Aircraft Registration
N817AW

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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