Mount Cook AT72 at Auckland on Aug 22nd 2014, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: August 22, 2014 / 16:21:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5231

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MCA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Mount Cook Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MCA performing flight NZ-5231 from Auckland to New Plymouth (New Zealand), was climbing out of Auckland when the crew stopped the climb at about FL116, declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Auckland for a safe landing about 16 minutes after departure. After checks by emergency services the aircraft was able to taxi to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally.

A listener on frequency reported that the crew reported smoke in the cockpit declaring emergency, attending emergency services did not need to intervene and the aircraft taxied to the apron.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto the next flights.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-5231

Aircraft Registration
ZK-MCA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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