American B738 near Grand Rapids on Jul 8th 2022, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: July 9, 2022 / 16:08:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1580

Aircraft Registration
N939NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N939NN performing flight AA-1580 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Buffalo,NY (USA) with 149 people on board, was climbing through FL230 out of Chicago when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday reporting smoke in the cockpit and requested to return to Chicago. The crew subsequently requested vectors to Grand Rapids,MI (USA). ON approach to Grand Rapids the crew reported there was smoke in the cabin right now and needed emergency vehicles on stand by. The crew advised they would stop on the runway to see how it was going in the back. The aircraft landed on Grand Rapid's runway 08R about 30 minutes after departure and about 20 minutes after declaring emergency. After landing the crew advised the cabin was now clear, they continued to taxi to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N991NN reached Buffalo with a delay of about 2:45 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Grand Rapids about 14 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N939NN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-823
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-1580

Aircraft Registration
N939NN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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