Smoke on board forces emergency landing of Azul Linhas Aereas flight
Source: Simon Hradecky | www.avherald.com
An Azul Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ-195, registration PR-AXP performing flight AD-6423 from Navigantes,SC to Sao Paulo Viracopos,SP (Brazil), was climbing out of Navegantes when the crew stopped the climb at about 11,000 feet and descended the aircraft back to 7000 feet due to smoke on board. The aircraft returned to Navegantes for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 3:15 hours, then departed again and reached Viracopos Airport with a delay of 3:50 hours.
The airline reported the aircraft returned to Navegantes due to technical reasons.
Passengers reported dark smoke started to emit from the air conditioning vents.
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