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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58958
Last updated: 13 June 2021
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Time:5:20 pm loca
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-202
Owner/operator:Air One
Registration: EI-DIR
MSN: 272
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 250
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Chicago -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago O'Hare - ORD
Destination airport:Roma Fiumicino - FCO
Flight AZ629 returned to O'Hare Airport after thick smoke entered cockpit and cabin after takeoff. The crew performed a safe overweight landing some 15 minutes after departure. Alitalia reported, that the airplane had problems with its air conditioning system causing relatively thick smoke entering the cockpit and cabin as the airplane climbed through 3000 feet.



Photo of EI-DIR courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
20 October 2017; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

14-Mar-2009 11:41 Certosino Added
14-Mar-2009 11:56 harro Updated

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