Jetblue A320 near San Jose on Jun 7th 2017, strong odour in cabin

Last Update: June 10, 2017 / 20:26:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-39

Aircraft Registration
N605JB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, registration N605JB performing flight B6-39 from Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA) to San Jose (Costa Rica), was descending through 7000 feet towards San Jose about to intercept the localizer for runway 07 when the crew declared emergency due to a strong odour in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a landing on San Jose's runway 07.

A passenger reported the aircraft landed fast and touched down hard in San Jose. The captain subsequently announced that this had been an emergency landing due to an odour in the rear cabin. Emergency services surrounded the right hand engine, eventually the passengers were permitted to disembark. The passenger observed fire crew were examining the engine and took photos of the right hand engine.

The FAA reported the aircraft landed safely at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport after the crew declared an emergency due to a strong odour in the aircraft cabin.

The return flight B6-38 was cancelled.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in San Jose for about 26 hours, then positioned to Fort Lauderdale and remained there on the ground for another 12 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N605JB
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jetblue

Flight number
B6-39

Aircraft Registration
N605JB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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