Crew diverts Piedmont Airlines flight for emergency landing due to smoke in the cockpit
Source: Simon Hradecky | www.avherald.com
A Piedmont Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N672AE performing flight AA-4799 from Philadelpha,PA to Detroit,MI (USA) with 40 people on board, was enroute at FL240 about 20nm southwest of Harrisburg,PA (USA), when the crew decided to divert to Harrisburg reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft landed on Harrisburg’s runway 13 about 18 minutes after the decision to divert. The aircraft stopped on the runway for assessing the situation, emergency services reported they didn’t see any smoke on the outside of the aircraft, the aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron with emergency services following the aircraft.
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