Avianca Brazil A318 at Fortaleza on May 9th 2013, smoking engine

Last Update: May 9, 2013 / 17:27:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6371

Aircraft Registration
PR-AVK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

An Avianca Brazil Airbus A318-100, registration PR-AVK performing flight O6-6371 from Fortaleza,CE to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 83 passengers, was climbing out of Fortaleza's runway 13 when the crew stopped the climb at about 4000 feet and returned to Fortaleza for a safe landing on runway 13 about 8 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported smoke became visible from an engine (PW6124) shortly after becoming airborne, smoke also appeared in the cabin.

The airport reported the crew returned to Fortaleza as a precaution without requesting emergency services.

The airline said, the cause of the return is under investigation.

The flight was cancelled.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
O6-6371

Aircraft Registration
PR-AVK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

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