Smoke in the cockpit upon initial climb forces emergency landing of Atlas Air flight
Source: Simon Hradecky | www.avherald.com
An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300, registration N1181A performing freight flight 5Y-3713 from Miami,FL to Wilmington,OH (USA) with 2 crew, was in the initial climb out of Miami’s runway 08R when shortly after contacting departure the crew declared Mayday reporting smoke in the cockpit. The crew stopped the climb at about 4800 feet and requested runway 09 for the return. The aircraft landed safely on runway 09 about 12 minutes after departure. After landing the crew requested to taxi to the cargo apron advising, they didn’t think the smoke came from the aircraft itself, and accepted the offer by tower that emergency vehicles would follow the aircraft to the apron.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N663GT reached Wilmington with a delay of about 3 hours.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Miami about 22 hours after landing back.
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