Event Details

Title:Instrument failure and smoke, Airbus A319-131, G-EUPF
Micro summary:Following takeoff, instrument failures and fumes on this A319 prompt a return to base.
Event Time:2005-10-30 at 1320
File Name:2005-10-30-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2005/10/22
Diversion Airport:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Scotland
Site of event:
Departure:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Scotland
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A319-131
Flight Phase:Climb
Operator(s):British Airways
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Diverted to:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Scotland
Executive Summary:Following takeoff from Aberdeen, failure messages related to the Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) illuminated and shortly after this the cabin crew became aware of a strange smell in the forward cabin area. The flight crew were informed of the smell and they asked the cabin crew to monitor the situation. The strange smell then became evident on the flight deck and there was an increase in cabin temperature. Initially it was thought that the smell emanated from the galley ovens but, as it was early in the flight, these had not yet been switched on.

The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, declared an emergency and then carried out an uneventful return to Aberdeen. After landing the smell had dissipated and, following a thorough inspection by the attending fire service, the aircraft was taxied onto the stand for a normal disembarkation of the passengers.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Cabin or Cockpit Smoke
Systems - Navigation Systems
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