Stobart AT72 near Cork on Aug 24th 2016, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 1, 2016 / 18:43:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RE-3701

Destination
Cork, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-FCY

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Stobart Air Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Aer Lingus, registration EI-FCY performing flight RE-3701/EI-3701 from Birmingham,EN (UK) to Cork (Ireland) with 69 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute at FL160 nearing the top of descent when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit. During the initial descent the crew reported the smoke was dissipating, later on approach advised they would taxi in and just requested emergency services to follow them to the stand. The aircraft landed safely on Cork's runway 35 about 25 minutes after declaring emergency and taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 13 hours, then positioned to Dublin, remained on the ground in Dublin over night and resumed service 21 hours after landing in Cork.

The Irish AAIU rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-FCY
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
ATR-GIE AVIONS DE TRANSPORT REGIONAL
Aircraft Model / Type
ATR 72-212 A
ICAO Aircraft Type
AT72
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RE-3701

Destination
Cork, Ireland

Aircraft Registration
EI-FCY

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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