US Airways B762 near Boston on Aug 11th 2012, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: September 5, 2012 / 19:16:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-750

Aircraft Registration
N251AY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

A US Airways Boeing 767-200, registration N251AY performing flight US-750 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Brussels (Belgium), was enroute at FL370 about 200nm east of Boston,MA when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Boston. On approach to Boston the crew reported visibility in the cockpit was good again, there was still intermittent smell of smoke however. The aircraft landed safely on Boston's runway 22L about 40 minutes later, vacated the runway and taxied straight to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 767-200 registration N245AY reached Brussels with a delay of about 9 hours.

On Aug 13th 2012 NAV Canada reported the crew reported an electrical smell and possible smoke in the cockpit.

On Sep 5th 2012 the Canadian TSB reported maintenance identified an inoperative avionics recirculation fan as source of the odour. The incident aircraft positioned to Philadelphia under minimum equipment list requirements due to the fan remaining inoperative, the fan was replaced in Philadelphia.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 11, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
US Airways

Flight number
US-750

Aircraft Registration
N251AY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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