Fedex A306 at Fort Lauderdale on Mar 19th 2013, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: March 20, 2013 / 17:02:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Aircraft Registration
N676FE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

A Fedex Federal Express Airbus A300-600, registration N676FE performing freight flight FX-1677 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Indianapolis,IN (USA) with 2 crew and hazardeous goods on board (Lithium batteries), was climbing out of Lauderdale's runway 09L when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, stopped the climb at FL250 and returned to Fort Lauderdale. On approach the crew reported they had received a fire indication for the avionics bay and had observed a light odour in the cockpit, the indication had extinguished in the meantime, they were carrying lithium batteries in the cargo. The aircraft landed safely on runway 09L about 24 minutes after departure and stopped on the runway. Emergency services reported seeing no smoke around the aircraft, they also did not detect any hot spots. The aircraft subsequently taxied to the cargo apron with the emergency services in trail.

Due to the emergency arriving traffic was sent into holds around Fort Lauderdale for up to 30 minutes.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Aircraft Registration
N676FE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A300

ICAO Type Designator
A306

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