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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244807
Last updated: 11 November 2020
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Date:24-OCT-2020
Time:c. 22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R(F)
Owner/operator:European Air Transport, opf DHL
Registration: D-AEAT
C/n / msn: 740
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Destination airport:Milano-Malpensa Airport (MXP/LIMC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
An EAT Leipzig Airbus A300-600 freighter on behalf of DHL, registration D-AEAT performing flight QY-6757 from London Heathrow (UK) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was climbing out of Heathrow's runway 27L when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday reporting smoke in the cockpit and stopped the climb at 5000 feet MSL. The crew subsequently donned their oxygen masks. The aircraft returned to Heathrow for a safe landing on runway 27L about 15 minutes after departure and vacated the runway.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 18.5 hours before returning to service.

On Nov 6th 2020 the AAIB reported (misstating the occurrence date as Oct 27th with all other details matching), that the crew felt smoke, a smoke detector activated. The crew declared Mayday and return to Heathrow for a safe landing at 22:08Z.

Sources:

1. https://bea.aero/les-enquetes/evenements-notifies/detail/odeur-et-alarme-fumee-apres-le-decollage-demi-tour/
2. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/d06756#25dc91b0
3. http://avherald.com/h?article=4de52d0c&opt=0
4. https://www.aeroinside.com/item/15010/eat-leipzig-a306-at-london-on-oct-24th-2020-smoke-in-cockpit


Images:

Photo of D-AEAT courtesy AirHistory.net


Helsinki - Vantaa (EFHK / HEL)
25 June 2019; (c) Juhani Sipilš

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Nov-2020 18:25 harro Added
11-Nov-2020 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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