American B738 near Pittsburgh on Nov 17th 2021, odour in cockpit

Last Update: November 17, 2021 / 20:28:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2813

Aircraft Registration
N976NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N976NN performing flight AA-2813 from New York JFK,NY to Austin,TX (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 130nm south of Pittsburgh,PA (USA) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Pittsburgh due to an unusual odour, smell of smoke, in the cockpit. During the descent towards Pittsburgh the crew advised they would stop on the runway. The aircraft positioned for an ILS approach to runway 28L, landed safely and stopped on the runway. The crew requested emergency services to check that they were not leaking any fuel. Following inspection by emergency services the crew taxied the aircraft to the apron.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Pittsburgh about 5 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 17, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-2813

Aircraft Registration
N976NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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