Flybe E190 near Birmingham on May 31st 2012, smoke indication

Last Update: June 1, 2012 / 16:01:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2012

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-790

Aircraft Registration
G-FBEH

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

A Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, registration G-FBEH performing flight BE-790 from Birmingham,EN to Glasgow,SC (UK) with 57 passengers, was climbing out of Birmingham about 20 minutes into the flight when the crew received a smoke indication and an air conditioning system's circuit breaker opened. The crew decided to return to Birmingham for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure.

The airline reported a minor electrical problem with one of the air conditioning systems had opened a circuit breaker and caused a smoke indication. At most there may have been faint haze in the cabin though cabin crew did not report haze, smoke or any panic on board other than claimed by a number of UK media. The aircraft was back in the air after about one hour on the ground.

The AAIB said they are aware of the non-reportable incident.

A replacement aircraft reached Glasgow with a delay of 2.5 hours.

Most UK media reporting a cockpit fire, smoke and panic on board removed their stories in the meantime.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2012

Airline
Flybe

Flight number
BE-790

Aircraft Registration
G-FBEH

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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