Iberia A332 near Fortaleza on Apr 16th 2016, smoke in cabin

Last Update: April 21, 2016 / 18:45:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6012

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MIL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Iberia Airbus A330-200, registration EC-MIL performing flight IB-6012 from Montevideo (Uruguay) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 253 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 340nm westsouthwest of Fortaleza,CE (Brazil) when smoke was observed from the crew rest area/lavatory prompting the crew to divert to Fortaleza. The aircraft landed safely on Fortaleza's runway 13, however, the left hand brakes overheated. The passengers disembarked normally.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Fortaleza for about 27 hours, then positioned to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) and is now still on the ground in Sao Paulo about 90 hours after landing at Guarulhos Airport.

The airline confirmed a technical problem causing smoke in the cabin. Maintenance is attempting to get the aircraft ready for a departure later on Apr 17th, if this turns out not possible, the airline is going to invoke the next best alternative solution for the passengers.

Brazil's CENIPA rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 16, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Iberia

Flight number
IB-6012

Destination
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
EC-MIL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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