Qatar A388 at Doha on Sep 5th 2022, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 7, 2022 / 16:19:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QR-908

Departure
Doha, Qatar

Aircraft Registration
A7-APJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qatar Airways Airbus A380-800, registration A7-APJ performing flight QR-908 from Doha (Qatar) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was climbing out of Doha's runway 16L when the crew stopped the climb at about 2500 feet and returned to Doha for a safe landing on runway 16L about 11 minutes after departure.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

A passenger tweeted about 11 hours after landing back, they had no assistance all night after being off-loaded. Minimal food and drinks, no accomodation. No information.

The flight was cancelled.

On Sep 7th 2022 the airline sent following statement: "Qatar Airways flight QR908 operating Doha (DOH) to Sydney (SYD) on 5 September returned to Doha after takeoff due to a cockpit indication of smoke onboard. The crew declared an emergency and the aircraft landed safely in Doha shortly afterwards where it was met by emergency services as a precaution. The safety and security of our passengers and crew remains our utmost priority and we apologize for the disruption to the travel plans of our customers."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QR-908

Departure
Doha, Qatar

Aircraft Registration
A7-APJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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