UW-Madison Student Missing After Plane Crash in Lake Eerie

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A student from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is missing after a small plane crashed in Ohio’s Lake Eerie. The student is identified as Megan Casey, nineteen-years-old.

The owner of the aircraft is John Fleming, CEO of Superior Beverage Group, and was onboard the aircraft. Also onboard was Fleming’s wife and her two sons.

Recovery efforts are underway but so far neither the aircraft nor the bodies have been discovered.

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Explosive Compounds Found on Egypt Air Flight MS-804 Crash

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Explosive compounds were discovered at the site of Egypt Air’s Flight MS-804 crash. The discovery suggests the crash was attributed to terrorism rather than mechanical or pilot error.

Forensic examination at the crash site unveiled explosive compounds on some of the human remains. The investigation by Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority has now opened a criminal investigation.

A report on this incident is available here.

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Mukwa Man Walks Away with Life After Plane Crash

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A man from Mukwa, Wisconsin, walks away with his life after his home-built plane crashed in a field near a neighborhood. The aircraft had less than fifty hours of flight time.

Paul Nichols, a resident of the neighborhood, heard the plane crash and rushed in to help, discovering the pilot stuck within the rubble but still conscious. Nichols pulled the pilot from the plane with just moments to spare, as the plane exploded moments later.

The pilot was sent to a hospital in New London where he was diagnosed with head injuries. An article on this event can be found here.

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Single-engine Beechcraft Crashes near Lee C Fine Airport

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In Miler County, Missouri, a father and daughter were found dead after their plane crashed near Lee C Fine Airport at the Lake of the Ozarks. Missouri State Highway Patrol released a report stating it was uncertain whether the single-engine Beechcraft was in route somewhere or if it recently had taken off.

The father and daughter are identified as Bruce and Sarah Hensler, respectively. Reports claim the Federal Aviation Administration will assume the investigation. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration released an initial report on this crash here.

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Airbus A320-232 History of Failed Fans

Author: Alisa Brodkowitz  |  Category: Crashes

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A great deal of speculation surrounds the root cause of the recent crash of Egypt Air MS804. The ACARS messages (see below) indicate smoke played a role in the crash. A search of the Federal Aviation Administration Service Difficulty Reporting website indicates that the Airbus A320-232 has a history of failed cockpit, cabin, avionics and e&e bay fans. At least 115 fan failures were reported, with many producing smoke and acrid odors.

SubmissionDate PartNumber Discrepancy
1/15/2003 9:28 EVT3454G BURNING ELECTRICAL SMELL IN THE COCKPIT ACCOMPANIED BY AIRCRAFT VIBRATION. REPLACED AEVC BLOWER FAN, WHICH HAD EXPERIENCED BEARING FAILURE.
12/16/2013 15:31 CREW REPORTS ACRID ODOR IN AIRCRAFT. CREW DEBRIEFED & REPORTED THEY HEARD RUMBLING NOISE AT FL 200, FOLLOWED BY ACRID BURNT RUBBER ODOR THROUGHOUT AIRCRAFT. CREW REPORTED NO SMOKE PRESENT, NO ECAM FAULTS DISPLAYED & PACK OPERATIONS GOOD THROUGHOUT FLIGHT. INSPECTED AIRCRAFT FOUND AVIONICS COMPARTMENT BLOWER FAN AT FAULT, R & R. OPERATIONS & LEAK CHECKED GOOD, NO OTHER FAULTS NOTED AT THIS TIME.
3/20/2013 14:03 EVT3454HC FLT 1 JFK-FLL, BLOWER FAN INOP BETWEEN 3K&4K. ON DESCENT ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL W/GRINDING NOISE FROM AVIONICS BAY (LG STILL UP) ODOR BAD BUT NO VISIBLE FUMES. BLOWER PB IN OVRD FIXED ODOR AND NOISE. REMOVED AND REPLACED FAN BLOWER AS PER AMM 21-26-21-000-001A PERFORMED OPS TEST PER 21-26-00-710-001A TEST OK.
5/19/2004 13:59 EVT3454H IN CRUISE AT FL 350 A GRINDING NOISE WAS COMING FROM UNDER FORWARD LAV FOLLOWED BY A BURNING ODOR SHORTLY THEREAFTER ECAM VENT EXTRACT FAULT ILLUMINATED. BOTH THE SOUND AND ODOR WENT AWAY. CONTINUED TO OAK NO OTHER PROBLEM NOTED. ITEM WAS CONTINUED UNDER MEL 21-26-02. LATER AT LGB REMOVED AND REPLACED EXTRACT FAN PER 21-26-51. AEVC TEST CHECKS GOOD PER 21-26-51.
7/10/2012 13:38 VD390003 BURNING ODOR IN COCKPIT AMBER FAN INDICATION ON COND PAGE. WHEN ODOR OCCURRED HAD LEFT FAN AMBER INDICATOR ON COND PAGE. RAN PACKS TO DISSIPATE SMELL. TURNED FAN SWITCH BACK ON AND NO FURTHER ELECRICAL ODOR. REPLACED LEFT CIRCULATION FAN. NO FAULT OR ECAM MESSAGES.
12/22/2006 12:35 EVT3454G PHX - THE CREW WAS DESCENDING THRU FL220 AND NOTICED A LOW FREQ VIBRATION (AVIONICS BAY) FOLLOWED BY TOXIC FUMES. THE CREW DONNED O2 MASKS. THE CREW RECEIVED AN EXTRACT FAN “FAULT” LIGHT. THE CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. THE LANDING WAS UNEVENTFUL. MX REPLACED (18HQ) EXTRACT FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51. OPS CHECK WAS GOOD. MX ALSO RESET TR1 AND PERFORMED OPERATIONAL TEST OF THE DC GENERATION SWITCHING. OPS CHECK WAS GOOD.
9/23/2015 9:21 DIVERTED DUE TO ELECTRICAL ODOR AND VIBRATION OCCURRENCE. PERFORMED AMM INSPECTIONS 21-00-00-810-804-A ISOLATION OF AC SYSTEM NOISE AND AMM 24-00-00-810-823-A ISOLATION OF ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR. FOUND ODOR FROM AVEC SYS BLOWER MOTOR 20HQ HAD SEIZED. R & R AVIONICS FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51-000-001-A. OPS CHECKED OK. NO VIBRATION AT THIS TIME.
4/13/2007 16:47 EVT3454H SJC - BS - CREW REPORTED BLOWER FAIL ECAM MESSAGE ALONG WITH A STRONG ODOR OF AN ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL. THE CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND DIVERTED TO LAX. MX REPLACED THE BLOWER FAN ASSY, 20QH PER AMM 21-26-51. OPERATIONAL CHECK WAS GOOD.
1/2/2015 8:21 VD390003 DIVERTED, ON UPWING STRONG ODOR PERMEATED THROUGH THE ACFT. INFLIGHT CREW REPORTED A STRONG BURNING ODOR OILY ODOR CHECKLIST COMPLETED. NOTED ON AMBER FAN INDICATION ON THE ECAM CONDITION PAGE. FOUND RT RECIRCULATION FAN SUPPLY CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPED. R & R CABIN RECIRCULATION FAN IAW AMM 21-21-51. OPS CHECKED GOOD.
5/15/2008 13:45 VD390003 FLT 119, JFK-MSY, FWD CABIN FAN INOP ASSOCIATED WITH FUMES, TURNED OFF CABIN FAN & FUMES WENT AWAY (CABIN FANS-BOTH). PERFORMED OPS CHECK OF CABIN RECERT FANS IAW AMM 21-21-00. NO SMELLS OR DEFECTS NOTED. REMOVED AND REPLACED RECIRCULATION FAN LEFT FWD IAW AMM 21-21-51-04. OPS CHECK NORMAL.
12/27/2007 9:49 EVT3454H FLT NR 411, BOS-SAN, APPROX BETWEEN 12:00Z-15:00Z, LOUD NOISE AND STRANGE/ELECTRICAL ODOR FOLLOWED BY BLOWER FAN FAULT, RAN ECAM SET BLOWER TO OVRD-SOUND AND ODOR CEASED. REMOVED AND REPLACED BLOWER FAN, NO MESSAGES REMAINED, OPS CHECK OK.
4/21/2014 16:05 SMOKING ELEC BURNING SMELL REPORTED BY FLIGHT ATTENDANT AT ROW 6 - 7 & 1L. CABIN FAN FAULT INDICATION ON COND AIR PAGE ON LOWER ECAM SYS PAGE. BREAKER FOR RT FAN SUPPLY POPPED. OPERATIONS CHECKED RT FAN LOUD GRINDING HEARD & BREAKER POPPED AGAIN. VERIFIED RT RECIRC FAN INOPERATIVE & SMELL NO LONGER PRESENT IN ACFT, CAPPED BREAKER ON TOP OF APPLYING MEL.
5/8/2015 13:14 CREW REPORTED FAINT SMELL OF SMOKE FOLLOWED BY EXTRACT FAN FAULT & CB AE2 POPPED. FOUND AEVC EXTRACT FAN SEIZED & SOURCE OF SMOKE. R & R EXTRACT FAN IAW 21-26-51. OPERATIONS CHECKED IAW AMM 21-26-00-710-001-A.
10/29/2013 12:07 VD390003 CB X18-RECIRCULATING FAN LT SUPPLY TRIPPED. ALSO HAD ELEC SMELL BEFORE TRIPPING. R & R RECIRCULATING FAN IAW AMM, OPERATIONS NORMAL ACFT OK FOR SERVICE, REMOVED PLACARD.
7/26/2012 16:36 SMOKE SMELL IN COCKPIT. DIVERTED. REMOVED & REPLACED EXTRACT AVIONICS FAN, OPS CHECKED GOOD.
1/19/2015 13:09 EVT3454HC HEARD A LOUD THUMP UNDER THE FLIGHT DECK FLOOR, BEHIND AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLIGHT DECK. THE CREW THEN SMELLED ELECTONIC BURNING ODOR WHICH DISSAPATED AFTER APPROXIMATELY A MINUTE AFTER THE NOISE. IT ALL HAPPENED ON THE APPROACH. PERFORMED TSM 24-00-00-810-823-A. NO EVIDENCE OF ARCING OR CHAFING OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS OR MECHANICAL COMPONENTS. ACCOMPLISHED A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE AVIONICS SYS COMPONENTS. NO DEFECTS NOTED. DURING THE OPERATION, HEARD A LOUD VIBRATION COMING FROM THE AVIONICS FAN. R & R AVIONICS FAN IAW 21-26-51. SYSTEM OPS CHECK GOOD.
3/12/2007 16:48 EVT3454H TPA - CREW DETECTED A SMOKE ODOR IN THE CABIN AND FLIGHT DECK. THE CREW DIVERTED TO TLH. MX INSPECTED THE A/C AND DETERMINED IT WAS A BAD EXTRACT FAN (18HQ). MX PLACED SYSTEM ON MEL. THE FLIGHT CONTINUED. A FUP WAS GENERATED TO REPLACE THE EXTRACT FAN (18HQ). MX REPLACED THE FAN, OPS CHECK WAS GOOD. MX CLEARED THE MEL.
3/26/2000 16:11 VENT EXTRACT FAN BLOWER ECAM MESSAGE. CREW REPORTED SLIGHT VIBRATION IN COCKPIT AND SMOKE FROM AVIONICS COMPARTMENT.
11/27/2013 12:42 CABIN FAN EXTREMELY LOUD.
11/9/2004 9:04 EVT3454H VENT EXTRACT FAN FAULT FOLLOWED BY ELECTRIC FUMES IN COCKPIT AND CABIN. PERFORMED INSPECTION OF COCKPIT AND CABIN PER TSM 24-22-810-823. FOUND EXTRACT FAN AT FAULT, PLACED ON MEL 21-26-02. AT THE COMPLETION OF FLT 28 REPLACED EXTRACT FAN PER 21-26-51-000-001, OPERATIONS CHECK GOOD PER 21-26-51-710-001. ALSO CONFIRMED UPON VISUAL INSPECTION THAT THE EXTRACT FAN FAILED INTERNALLY, POSSIBLE BEARING FAILURE.
12/5/2012 13:24 20092455102 FLT 253 BOS-DFW, CREW DECLARED EMERGENCY AND DIVERTED TO IAD DUE TO AFT AVIONICS RACK SMOKE INDICATION CAME IN FLIGHT. (AVIONIC SMOKE DET SYS-AFT AVIONICS CARGO RACK (LTV) )FOUND AFT RACK COOLING FAN ASSY SEIZED & TERMINAL LUG ON T1 WIRE 9842 OVERHEATED. REMOVED AND REPLACED COOLING FAN ASSY. RE-TERMINATED T1 TERMINAL ON WIRE 9842. OPS CHECKS GOOD. ALL WORK WAS IAW AMM 26-15-01 & 23-39-00. WD 23-39-00 DWG 99FS933302.
1/27/2010 15:54 EVT3454HC STRONG ELECTRIC BURNING ODOR DETECTED. REPLACED AVIONICS VENT EXT FAN 18HQ SYS. CFDS TEST CHECKED GOOD.
10/10/2013 15:20 EVT3454HC EXHAUST FAN FAULT. SECURED 2 1HQ COND AIR INLET VLV IN THE OPEN POSITION. REPLACED EXTRACT FAN IAW AMM. RESET SYSTEM, PERFORMED AEVC TEST ON CFDU TEST PASSED.
1/20/2015 12:38 EVT3454HC CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND ACFT DIVERTED, AFTER REACHING CRUISE ALTITUDE A STRONG ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR WAS OBSERVED IN THE COCKPIT. ALSO, HEARD A HIGH PITCHED GRINDING SOUND WITH SLIGHT VIBRATION. DURING SMOKE INSPECTION FOUND FAULT WITH AVIONICS BLOWER 20HQ NOISY. PERFORMED INSPECTIONS REF 05-50-00-810-831-A AND 24-00-00-810-823-A. NO EVIDENCE OF SMOKE AFTER SEVERAL HOURS OF ACFT POWER UP, FOUND 20HQ AVI BLOWER FAN VIBRATION / NOISE. R & R BLOWER 20HQ IAW AMM 21-26-51-000-001-A. OPS CK GOOD.
1/4/2005 9:30 VD390003 AT 37,000 FT SMELLED STRONG SULFUR ODOR IN C/P. SHORTLY AFTER, SAME SMELL REPORTED IN AFT MAIN CABIN (NO SMELL IN LAVS). SMELL DISAPPEARED AFTER 2-3 MIN. ABOUT 5 MIN LATER, STRONG BURNING ELECTRICAL SMELL IN C/P PLUS THROUGHOUT CABIN. RAN SMOKE/AVIONICS SMOKE CHECKLIST AND SMELL DISAPPEARED. EMERGENCY DIVERTED. PERFORMED TSM NR 24-00-00-810-823 FOUND LT CABIN RECIRC FAN SUPPLY C/B POPPED (15HG). VERIFIED ASSOCIATED WIRING INTEGRITY FOR 15HG AND VISUALLY VERIFIED FAN 15HG CAUSE OF ODOR. ITEM WAS TRANSFERRED PER MEL 21-21-01. UPON ARRIVAL AT JFK CABIN RECIRCULATION FAN (15HG) REPLACED IAW AMM 21-21-51. ALL OPS CHECK OK.
6/14/2010 10:47 EVT3454H FLT 132 RSW-JFK ON SHORT FINAL, FAINT ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL FOLLOWED BY VENT BLOWER FAULT ECAM, SELECTED OVRD, SMELL DISSIPATED. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS VENT FAN, OPS CHECK GOOD AS PER AMM 21-26-00. FAN TRIPPED, RESET FOUND BEARING BAD.
7/7/2013 15:05 AMBER FAN INDICATION ON ECAM CONDITION PAGE. LOCKED OUT RT FAN CIRCUIT BREAKER ON ACCOUNT OF TRIPPING TWICE. CIRCUIT BREAKER DOES NOT POWER ANYTHING ELSE IAW AWM.
11/30/2004 11:51 EVT3454H LAND ASAP ECAM DISPLAYED. FOUND FOD IN AVIONICS EXTRACT FAN (18HQ). REPLACED SAME.
3/26/2000 16:11 EUT3454G BLOWER FAN MESSAGE ACCOMPANIED BY ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR. *S/D* AVIONICS EQUIPMENT VENTILATION COMPUTER BLOWER FAN MOTOR OVERHEATED. REPLACED AEVC BLOWER FAN.
12/18/2007 10:31 VD3920 EMERGENCY DECLARED DUE TO SMOKE IN THE CABIN. FAILED VENT FAN BEARING. REPLACED OUTBOARD VENT FAN.
7/8/2013 10:28 VD390003 DURING CLIMB, TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL ODOR WAS NOTICED IN COCKPIT AND CABIN. PERFORMED ELECTRICAL BURN ODOR INSPECTION IAW TSM 24-00-00-810-823A, FOUND CABIN NR 1 RECIRCULATION FAN CIRCUIT BREAKER X18 TRIPPED. REMOVED & INSTALLED A NEW RECIRCULATION FAN ASSY IAW AMM 21-21-51-400-001-A. REMOVED & INSTALLED A NEW 10HG LT FAN FAULT RELAY AS PRECAUTION IAW WDM 21-21-01 & 21-21-02. OPS CHECKED NORMAL.
1/4/2010 14:56 VF390003 STRONG BURNING ODOR THROUGHOUT ACFT. TROUBLESHOT AND FOUND LT RECIRCULATION FAN NOISY. SUSPECT BRG FAILURE. PULLED AND COLLERED C-B FOR LT FAN. C-B POWERS LT RECIRC FAN ONLY. NO PART AT ORD. FAN ON AOG C2023. REMOVED AND REPLACED LT RECIRC FAN. OPS CHECKS NORMAL. OK FOR SERVICE.
8/25/2005 12:58 20092455101 DURING TAXI, AFT RACK CARGO SMOKE INDICATION. RETURNED TO GATE. GROUND INSPECTION DETERMINED AFT RACK COOLING FAN FAILED. THE ITEM WAS PLACED ON MEL 25-22-03 D AND LATER THE FAN WAS REPLACED PER LTV MM 23-39-00.
11/26/2007 13:01 EVT3454H FLT 411, BOS-SAN, APPROX BETWEEN 12:00Z-15:00Z, LOUD NOISE AND STRANGE/ELECTRICAL ODOR FOLLOWED BY BLOWER FAN FAULT, RAN ECAM SET BLOWER TO OVERRIDE-SOUND AND ODOR CEASED. REMOVED AND REPLACED BLOWER FAN, NO MESSAGES REMAINED, OPS CHECK OK.
11/25/2002 15:45 EVT3454H ABQ - DIVERSION - FLT 0612 - EN ROUTE FROM PHX TO ATL **SUPP** ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ** RECEIVED AN EXTRACT FAN FAULT FOLLOWED BY A STRONG ELECTRICAL ODOR IN THE COCKPIT. DEACTIVATED SYSTEM PER ECAM INSTRUCTIONS AND ODOR DISSIPATED; DIVERTED TO ABQ AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER EVENT. MAINTENANCE ISSUED MEL 21-26-02 COND. 1 “EXTRACT FAN INOP”. WHEN AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN PHX EXTRACT FAN WAS REPLACED IAW AMM 21-26-51; OPERATIONAL CHECK WAS GOOD.
2/4/2016 14:42 EVT3454HC ECAM VENT EXTRACT FAULT WITH ASSOCIATED ODOR SOUND OF FAN SEIZING RELATED; R & R FAN EXTRACT 18HQ IAW AMM 21-26-00-810-801A. ACFT OK TO CONTINUE SERVICE. NO FAULTS FOUND.
3/22/2012 15:39 4101415 AFTER TOW OVER TO GATE UNABLE TO SILENCE AEVC HORN. ACP TEST IN CFDS FOUND EXTRACT FAN 18HQ FAILED, WITH AEVC HORN SOUNDING. ACP MEL 2126S CREW MUST RESET HORN CB P9 AFTER ENG START. REPLACED FAN 18HQ, OPS CHECK GOOD.
3/25/2015 12:24 EVT3454HC VIBRATION FELT & HEARD BELOW GALLEY 1 FLOOR DURING CRUISE ODOR ACCOMPANIED VIBRATION THEN DISSAPATED. VIBRATION LAST 2 MINUTES. ACCOMPLISHED TSM 05-50-00 AND FOUND BLOWER GRINDING AND CONFRIMED BY PHYICAL EXAMINATION. SWAPPED BLOWER AND EXTRACT FANS AND PLACED EXTRACT FAN ON MEL 21-26-03 CONDITION C, CAT C. ACCOMPLISHED THE MAINTENANCE OPS CHECK OF THE AEVC SYS VIA MCDU IAW AMM 21-26-02, CONDITION C. DISCONNECT EXTRACT FAN CONNECTION PLUG AS GMM PROCEDURES. R & R AVIONICS VENT EXTRACT FAN (18 HQ) IAW AMM 21-26-51 AND OPS OK. CONNECTED CONNECTION PLUG IN AIR INLET (21 HQ) AND RESET CB COLLAR, REMOVED ALL BACK IN NORMAL CONFIGURATION.
6/20/2014 7:15 VD390003 CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND DIVERTED. DURING CRUISE AT FL 340 NOTICED A STRONG BURNING ELECTRIC ODOR. ODOR DISSIPATED DURING DESCENT. NOTICED CB X18 RECIRCULATING FAN SUPPLY CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS TRIPPED. ACCOMPLISHED TSM 24-00-00-810-823A AND TSM 05-50-00-810-831A AND FOUND LT RECIRCULATING FAN TO BE THE SOURCE OF THE EVENT. REPLACED RECIRCULATION FAN & CHECK VALVE IAW 21-21-51-400-001-A. OPS CHECKED OK.
5/22/2009 10:38 20092455102 FLT 195, JFK-LAS, AT 34,000 AFT AVIONICS COMPARTMENT FIRE INDICATION SOUNDED, QRH WAS PERFORMED AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REPORTED NO INDICATION OF SMOKE/FUME/FIRE. DIVERTED TO DAY. PERFORMED AFT AVIONIC RACK/LTV SYS INSPECTION AS PER AMM 23-39-00. NO DISCREPANCIES NOTED. AFT AVIONICS FIRE FALSE INDICATION, FOUND COOLING FAN SEIZED. REMOVED AND REPLACED RACK COOLING FAN, OPS NORMAL PER 23-39-00.
7/30/2008 7:10 20092455102 AIR TURN BACK, DECLARED EMERGENCY, AFT AVIONICS SMOKE ALARM, REMOVED AND REPLACED AFT RACK COOLING FAN IAW LTV MM 23-39-00, OPS CHECK GOOD IAW MM 23-30-00. (K)
7/6/2012 16:23 VD3810 VERY LOUD ELEC MOTOR NOISE BETWEEN BULKHEADS IT IS VIBRATING THE FLOOR. RPLD MIXED FLOW FAN PER MM. OPERATE PACKS. NO NOISE NOTED
8/14/2009 13:31 CABIN AND COCKPIT ODOR SOMETHING BURNING ON GROUND. CABIN FAN FAULT INDICATION DISPLAYED ON COND PAGE OF LOWER ECAM. CYCLED CABIN FAN SWITCH. ODOR CLEARED AND MESSAGE CLEARED.
11/30/2015 12:29 EVT3454HC DIVERTED, ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR IN COCKPIT AND AFT CABIN STARTED IN CRUISE. FOUND BLOWER FAN 20HQ AT FAULT R & R BLOWER FAN 20HQ IAW AMM 21-26-51. C/W TSM 05-50-00-810-813-A.
6/26/2002 14:21 VD390003 FLT 175 - DURING FLT, PAX AND F/A REPORTED A STRONG ELECT BURNING ODOR AT OVER WING AREA, F/O VERIFIED BURNING ODOR AND A/C DIVERTED. ENGS WERE RUN TO T/O POWER AND PACKS WERE OPERATED BOTH SEPARATE AND TOGETHER IN BOTH THE HOT AND COLD MODE. HYD PUMPS WERE OP CKD AND INSPECT. CIDS PANEL WAS CKD FOR STATUS FAULTS AND THE CFDS WAS CKD FOR POST FLT REPORTS. ALL SYSTEMS OPED NORM AND NO DEFECTS NOTED. PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE, A BURNING ODOR WAS NOTICED AT MID CABIN, ONBOARD MAINT TECH FOUND ODOR FROM AFT CABIN FAN (14HG), BOTH FWD AND AFT RECIRC FANS WERE PLACED ON MEL 21-21-01 COND. 2. A/C DEPARTED AND ARRIVED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. MAINT R/R THE RT RECIRC FAN (14HG) AND FILTERS, OP CK WAS GOOD.
5/15/2013 17:59 4101415 AVONICS SYSTEM FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. REPLACED VENT BLOWER FAN.
9/5/2008 8:25 EVT3454H LOG PAGE 8061203 - FLT 454 PHX-SLC - SMOKE SMELL - CREW RECEIVED BLOWER EXTRACT FAN FAULT ON DESCENT, HEARD GRINDING SOUND AND SMELLED ELECTRICAL SMOKE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. MAINTENANCE REMOVED AND REPLACED THE AVIONICS FAN 20HQ IAW MAINTENANCE MANUAL 21-26-51. OPS CHECK WAS GOOD.
3/26/2000 16:11 DURING CRUISE, ELECTRICAL SMOKE SMELL IN COCKPIT WITH ECAM EXTRACT VENT FAULT AND VIBRATION FROM RT COCKPIT FLOOR. PUT EXTRACT VENT TO OVRHD, ODOR DISSIPATED, STILL HAD VIBRATION. CIRCUIT BREAKER PULLED FOR EXTRACT FAN, VIBRATION STOPPED.
5/16/2006 11:41 AN ACRID HAZE FILLED THE CABIN ON DESCENT. FOUND RECIRCULATION FAN FAULTY.REPLACED RECIRCULATION FAN.
10/31/2002 15:19 DURING INSPECTION MAINTENANCE OBSERVED A BURNING ODOR COMING FROM THE AVIONICS FAN. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS FAN (20HQ) IAW AMM 21-26-51-401, OPERATIONAL TEST PERFORMED IAW AWA T/C F1B21302. VENDOR BENCH TEST OF AVIONICS FAN WAS NO FAULT FOUND. RAN FAN FOR 30 MINUTES, COULD NOT DUPLICATE A BURNING ODOR. DURING TEST A SLIGHT NOISE WAS HEARD FROM BEARINGS, REPLACED BOTH BEARING FOR BEING LOOSE, FUNCTIONAL TEST ACCOMPLISHED IAW 21-26-42.
10/23/2014 13:59 EXTRACT FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. ELEC FUMES FOLLOWED BY VENT EXTRACT FAULT, TURNED OFF BLOWER EXTRACT CABIN FANS NO FUMES. REPLACED EXTRACT FAN 18HQ IAW AMM 21-26-51. COMPLETED OPERATIONAL TEST OF EXTRACT & BLOWER FANS IAW AMM 21-26-51-710-001-A. NO FAILS AT THIS TIME.
6/12/2013 10:59 CABIN ODOR, DIRTY SOCK SMELL, REPORTED BY F/A`S. NO ODOR NOTED.
10/20/2008 12:48 EVT3454H AIR TURNBACK, CREW SENT A CARS MESSAGE REPORTING BLOWER FAN FAULT AND FUMES IN THE COCKPIT. CAPTAIN DONNED O2 MASK AND DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. ACFT RETURNED TO DEPARTURE AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. MAINT REMOVED AND REPLACED THE AVIONICS VENT BLOWER FAN IAW MM 21-26-51. (K)
1/16/2013 12:58 LAVATORY AND GALLEY FAN FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. INSPECTED , OPS CHECKED GOOD.
5/27/2013 8:37 EVT3454HC FLT 485 BOS-LAX, CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO MSP. DURING CRUISE THE FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED COCKPIT OF AN ODOR IN THE MIDDLE SECTION OF THE CABIN. A PAX IN ROW 3 SAID HE HEARD CRACKING SOUND IN HIS HEADSET AND IST 3 ROWS OF TV’S WENT BLACK JUST BEFORE THE ODOR STARTED. DURING DIVERSION THE ODOR WENT AWAY BUT CAME BACK BEFORE LANDING. ACCOMPLISHED TSM 24-00-00-810-823A NO FAULTS FOUND. PERFORMED NR 1 AND 2 ENG RUN WITH BLEEDS ON PACK RUNNING, NO FAULTS NOTED. ALSO PERFORMED LIVE TV INTEGRITY CHECK AS PER 23-39-00, NO DEFECTS NOTED. REMOVED AND REPLACED EXTRACT FAN AS PER 21-26-51. OPS TEST OK.
8/24/2006 8:56 EVT3454H VENT EXTRACT FAULT. CREW REPORTED BURNING ODOR INBOUND TO PBI. REMOVED AND REPLACED EXTRACT FAN (18HQ) AND OPS CHECKED NORMAL IAW 21-26-51.
5/1/2007 12:53 20092455101 FLT 477, BOS-OAK, AT APPROX 0145Z, DIVERTED TO ORD, AFT AVIONICS RACK SMOKE INDICATION IN FLIGHT. FOUND AFT RACK VENT FAN FAIL LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND VENT FAN FROZEN UP. REPLACED AFT VENT FAN SYSTEM. OPERATED FOR TWO HOURS WITH NO DEFECTS NOTED, SYSTEM OPS CHECK GOOD PER AMM 23-39-00.
10/31/2006 10:37 EVT3454HC LANDED UNDER AMBER ALERT DUE TO A VENTILATION PROBLEM. REPLACED AVIONICS VENT BLOWER AT 20HQ. RAN AVIONICS VENT TEST. OPS CHECK OK.
2/28/2006 11:02 DIVERTED DUE TO ODOR IN THE COCKPIT. FLIGHT CREW NOTICED ELECTRICAL ODOR IN CABIN. ECAM MESSAGE VENT EXTRACT FAULT, EXTRACT FAN SHOWING AMBER AND CREW SELECTED EXTRACT TO OVERRIDE. SUSPECT FAN/BEARING SEIZED UP. FOUND FAULT LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON EXTRACT FAN. REPLACED EXTRACT FAN.
5/4/2007 16:41 BLOWER FAN INOPERATIVE. UPON ARRIVAL TO AIRCRAFT FOUND C/B`S AD10 AND AE02 OPEN AND ELECTRICAL ODOR ON FLIGHT DECK. [06-26-07] REPLACED BLOWER FAN. SUSPECT FAILED BEARINGS.
8/11/2010 10:12 EVT3454HC FLT 809 JFK-SDQ A/C DIVERTED TO MCO, AT CRUISE A MOMENTARY 10 SEC AROMA OF ELECTRICAL FUMES AND DISSIPATED RAPIDLY. CABIN CREW REPORTED AROMA AT ROW 5 AND MOVED AFT TO CABIN. TURNED OFF CABIN FANS AND FUME AROMA REPORTS STOPPED 20 MIN LATER. FOUND FAN INTERMITTENTLY EXERT LOUD RUMBLING VIBRATION AND NOTED FRICTION SMELLING. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS EXTRACTION FAN 18 HQ.
4/16/2014 10:35 CREW REPORTED ACFT PACKS SMELL BAD INFLIGHT AT FLIGHT IDLE POWER SETTING. PERFORMED TSM TASK 05-50-00. INSPECTED AIRFRAME FOR FLUID LEAKS WITH NO FAULTS FOUND. R & R RECIRCULATING FILTERS IAW AMM 21-21-41. RAN BOTH PACKS WITH ACFT SEALED, NO ODORS PRESENT. OK FOR SVC.
6/23/2005 10:04 BOTH AVIONICS BLOWER AND EXTRACT FANS BECAME INOPERATIVE. PFR SHOWS ECAM VENT AVIONICS SYS FAULT WITH ASSOCIATED FAILURE MSG NO AEVC DATA. TSM SHOWS POSSIBLE COMPUTER FAULT 10HQ. REPLACED AEVC AND BITE TEST CHECKS GOOD. NO FAILURES OR FAULTS NOTED.
2/12/2003 8:01 EVT3454G VIBRATION FELT UNDER FORWARD GALLEY FLOOR AND FLIGHT DECK AND SMOKE ODOR IN FLIGHT DECK. REPLACED AVIONICS BLOWER FAN (18HQ).
12/31/2009 8:27 EVT3454H FLT 627-OAK - SMOKE SMELL - INTERMITTENT NOISE IN COCKPIT FOLLOWED BY ELECTRICAL SMOKE SMELL AND VENT BLOWER FAULT. MAINTENANCE REMOVED AND REPLACED THE AVIONIC BLOWER FAN 20HQ IAW AIRBUS MAINTENANCE MANUAL 21-26-00-710-001.
11/29/2005 12:49 20092455102 10 MIN INTO FLT, AFT AVIONICS COMPARTMENT, RACK POWER WARNING , LIGHT IN BUTTON AND HORN . TURNED POWER OFF, NO FURTHER WARNING. LEFT IN OFF POSITION FOR REST OF FLT. REMOVED AND REPLACED COOLING FAN ASSY IAW MM 23-39-00. LTV OPS CK GOOD IAW LTV MM 23-39-00.
7/15/2013 10:10 20092455102 CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND ACFT DIVERTED TO RDU. CREW REPORTED AFT AVIONICS COMPT SMOKE WARNING ACTIVATED DURING CRZ FLIGHT AT FL360. INSPECTED CABIN AND FOUND THE LTV COOLING FAN FAULT INDICATION ILLUMINATED REF TSM 23-39-00-810-000A. R & R AFT COOLING FAN AND OPS CHECK GOOD REF AMM 23-39-00.
2/3/2014 11:44 VD390003 DURING MAINTENANCE, ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR IN THE CABIN WAS NOTED. FUTHER TROUBLESHOOTING INDICATED ODOR COMING FROM RECIRCULATING FAN NR 1. R & R NR 1 FAN IAW AMM 21-21-51-000-001-A, OPS CHECK OK. NO ODOR NOTED.
6/5/2014 17:16 CREW REPORTS BURNING PLASTIC SMELL & ODOR FROM REAR GALLEY AREA. NO SMOKE OR HAZE WAS PRESENT, ONLY ODOR. TURNED OFF AFT GALLEY POWER & ODOR DISSIPATED. IAW TSM 21-00- -00-810-802-A & SIL 21-132. CHECKED AFT GALLEY & CABIN NO ODOR. IAW MM05 51 10 200 801C1 FOUND SUPPLY RECIRCULATING FAN CB OUT TESTED & POPPED AGAIN. COLLARED LT CB & DF IAW AWM 21 21 01. R & R LT RECIRCU FAN 15HG IAW AMM 21-21-51 & OPERATIONS CHECKED IAW AMM 21-21-00-710-001-A, NO FAULTS NOTED. PLACARD REMOVED.
3/26/2000 16:11 HIGH PITCH VIBRATION UNDER FLIGHT DECK FLOOR. ACRID SMOKE SMELL AND ECAM MESSAGE FOR AVIONICS BLOWER FAULT. SWITCHED TO OVERRIDE POSITION. VIBRATION AND SMOKE CLEARED. *S/D* VIBRATION WAS CAUSED BY THE AVIONICS COOLING FAN. VIBRATION AND SMOKE CLEARED AFTER COOLING FAN REPLACEMENT.
11/9/2012 16:34 VD3810 LOUD HUM WITH VIBRATION IN AFT GALLEY AREA. CONNECTOR REMOVED AND SECURED FROM FAN 35HN. REMOVED AND REPLACED VENTILATION EXTRACTION FAN PER MM. FOUND OLD VENT FAN CLOGGED. CLEANED INLET AND EXHAUST DUCT. OPS CHECKS NORMAL.
3/26/2000 16:11 A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD UNDER FLIGHT DECK AND F/A SMELLED ELECTRICAL ODOR. PROBLEM WAS POSIBLE AVIONICS COOLING SYSTEM. AFTER OVERRIDING SYSTEM, SMELL DISSIPATED AND NOISE STOPPED. ALL SYSTEMS REPORTING NORMAL. FLIGHT CONTINUED TO DESTINATION. *S/D* THE AVIONICS VENTILATION BLOWER WAS FAULTED ON THIS FLIGHT. THE BLOWER FAN (FIN 20HQ) FAILED AND WAS REPLACED DECEMBER 1 IN SAN FRANCISCO PER AMM 21-26-51 DURING C-CHECK. THERE HAS BEEN NO FURTHER OCCURRANCES.
10/21/2004 12:08 EVT3454H DURING CRUISE, LOUD VIBRATION AND A SLIGHT BURNING ODOR APPEARED. TURNED THE BLOWER SWITCH TO OVERRIDE AND ALL PROBLEMS IMMEDIATELY DISAPPEARED. PERFORMED TSM TASK 24-00-00-810-823 AND NO DEFECTS NOTED. AIRCRAFT RELEASED IAW MEL 21-26-01. LATER DISCOVERED BLOWER FAN SEIZED. REPLACED BLOWER FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51-04, FAN OPERATION CHECKED GOOD.
6/30/2015 14:17 EVT3454HC DIVERTED, IN CRUISE HAD FAINT ODOR OF HOT-BURNING PLASTIC WITH LOUD BINDING NOISE IN COCKPIT. NO FUMES DETECTED IN FWD GALLEY. WHEN NOISE BECAME LOUDER FUMES GOT WORSE. FOUND EXTRACT FAN AT FAULT, R & R AVOINIC EXTRACT FAN IAW MM 21-26-51, AEVC TEST PASSED, NO FAULTS.
8/24/2012 13:46 4101415 EXTRACT FAN FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. FAN NOISE INCREASED, THEN STOPPED. FOLLOWED BY OZONE ODOR AND ECAM FAULT. VENT EXTRACT FAN FAILED. VERIFIED FAN FAILED. REPLACED EXTRACT FAN.
5/14/2010 12:52 VD390003 BURNING ODOR THROUGHOUT CABIN & FLT DECK AT CRUISE ALTITUDE TWICE FOR APPROX 30 SECS. CONTINUOUS TRACE ODOR REMAINS. SEEMS TO GET WORSE WHEN CABIN TEMP IS ADJUSTED. LT RECIRCULATION FAN INDICATING AMBER ON COND PAGE A SHORT TIME AFTER SMELL WAS NOTICED. PFR GRIPES RECIRCULATION FAN 1 15H G FAILED. OPENED CARGO PIT INSPECTED RECIRCULATION FAN AREA, ALL NORMAL. VERIFIED RECIRCULATION FAN NOT OPERATING. DEF IAW MEL. REPLACED LT RECIRCULATION FAN AND CHECK VALVE REF MM. OP CHECK OK. REPLACED LT RECIRCULATION FAN FILTER DUE TO RECIRCULATION FAN FAILURE AND APPEARS TO BE CLOGGED. ALSO RT RECIRCULATION APPEARS TO BE JUST AS CLOGGED. REPLACED LT AND RT RECIRCULATION FILTERS, SYS TESTS OK.
11/29/2013 7:44 EVT3454HC DURING FLIGHT, NOTICED A SQUEALING SOUND FROM RT WINDOWS. SHORTLY AFTER, NOTICED A STRONG BURNING ODOR AND VIBRATIONS FROM NOSE. TURNED OFF RADAR AND ODOR LESSENED TO JUST OCCASIONAL WHIFS. VIBRATION SLOWLY WENT AWAY. ACCOMPLISHED TSM 21-26-00-810-809A. FAN 20 HQ AT FAULT. R & R BLOWER FAN 20HQ IAW AMM 21-26-51-000-001. OPS CHECK OF AVEC SYS IAW AMM 21-26-00-710-001. TEST OK WITH NO FURTHER FAULTS NOTED.
9/12/2006 17:18 FLIGHT DIVERTED DUE TO AN AVIONICS COOLING FAN FAULT. REPLACED AVIONICS EQUIPMENT VENTILATION COMPUTER. ALL TEST NORMAL WITH NO FAULTS. AVIONICS EQUIPMENT VENTILATION COMPUTER TEST OK. REPLACED FILTER.
3/15/2013 13:26 VD3810 CREW HEARD WHINING SOUND UNDER FLOOR IN AFT GALLEY. INSTALLED NEW AFT CARGO HEAT VENTILATION FAN. STILL VERY LOUD IN AFT GALLEY. REPLACED FAN, CHECKED OKAY.
11/18/2011 12:11 4101415 AIRFRAME HUM IN FLIGHT DECK. FLIGHT DIVERTED. HUM WAS FOUND TO BE EXTRACT FAN SEIZING, REPLACED EXTRACT FAN18HQ PER AMM.
12/31/2014 6:55 EVT3454HC AT ALTITUDE, STRONG VIBRATION AND AUDIBLE RUMBLING UNDER FLIGHT DECK FOWARD GALLEY FLOOR, ACCOMPANIED BY FAINT BURNED ODOR. LATER, ECAM VENT BLOWER FAULT THEN VENT EXTRACT FAULT BLOWER AND EXTRACT PLACED IN OVERRIDE IAW ECAM VIBRATION/NOISE/ODOR STOPPED BEFORE ECAM CHIME. FOUND BLOWER FAN SEIZED. R & R BLOWER FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51, PB401. OPS CHECK GOOD ACFT OK FOR SERVICE.
6/28/2005 13:54 EVT3454H VIBRATIONS & RUMBLING NOISE UNDER FLT DECK ACCOMPANIED BY SMOKE. FOUND AVIONICS BLOWER FAN 20HQ FAILED. REPLACED FAN.
6/11/2012 7:11 VD390003 FLT 820 SDQ-JFK, CREW DECLARED EMERGENCY DUE PASSING 14,000FT ON DESCENT SMELLED IN COCKPIT ONLY INITIALLY THE AROMA SIMILAR TO SULFUR OF A LIT MATCH. SMELL DISSIPATED FOR 5 MIN AND THEN RETURNED UNTIL BLOWER & EXTRACT FAN WAS SELECTED TO OVERRIDE PER QRH PROCEDURE INITIAL STEPS. ON POST FLIGHT NOTICED RECIRC FAN X18 TRIPPED ON BACK PANEL. T/S PER TSM 24-00-00-810-823-A, REMOVED AND REPLACED RECIRCULATION FAN LEFT SIDE (15HG) IAW AMM 21-21-51. AS PRECAUTION REMOVED AND REPLACED RECIRC FAN FILTERS LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE IAW AMM 21-21-41 OPS CHECK GOOD. C/B X18 (L RECIRC) “IN” CONTINUITY GOOD. ALSO RAN PACKS OPS CHECK GOOD. NO BURNING SMELL FOUND PER AMM 21-60-00.
2/13/2002 13:59 EVT3454H LAS - SMOKE FUMES - FLT 729 - S - EN ROUTE FROM LAS TO ORD DURING TOP OF DESCENT FLIGHT CREW NOTICED AN UNUSUAL VIBRATION AND THEN A SLIGHT SMELL OF ELECTRICAL SMOKE, THE BLOWER AND EXTRACT FANS WERE TURNED OFF AND THE NOISE AND SMELL WENT AWAY. MAINTENANCE REMOVED AND REPLACED THE AVIONICS COOLING FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51. VENDOR REPAIR STATION CONFIRMED FAILURE OF AVIONICS FAN S/N 4156, ENTRY TEST OF UNIT FOUND THE FAN SEIZED AND FURTHER TEARDOWN IDENTIFIED THE FRONT BEARINGS AS DISINTEGRATED.
3/14/2005 15:19 20092455101 DURING GROUND OPERATION RECEIVED AFT AVIONICS SMOKE ALARM. RESET ALARM SECOND TIME. ACCOMPLISHED INFO NOTICE 2004-T023TR. INSPECTED THE AFT LIVE TV RACK AND FOUND COOLING IAU MONITOR WITH EVIDENCE OF ELECTRICAL ODOR. DEACTIVATED LIVE TV SYSTEM PER MEL 25-22-00. AT JFK ON 03/11/05 FOUND AFT RACK COOLING FAN SEIZED. REMOVED AND REPLACED AFT RACK COOLING FAN AND SYSTEM REACTIVATED PER LTV MM 23-39-00. CLEARED MEL.
10/15/2009 8:46 EVT3454H FLT 834 STI-JFK, VENT BLOWER FAN FAULT IN FLT A LOUD SQUEALING SOUND FOR APPROX 10 MINUTES. SQUEAL ABRUPTLY ENDED FOLLOWED BY A BURNT ELECTRICAL SMELL FOLLOWED BY ECAM. SMELL CONFIRMED TO BE FAN (20HQ)TO BE SEIZED. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS FAN AND NO FURTHER ISSUES WITH SQUEAL OR SMELL.
7/14/2011 8:50 20092455102 FLT NR 895 BOS-PUJ, AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO BDA DUE TO AFT AVIONICS POWER RACK SMOKE LIGHT ILLUMINATED IN FLIGHT. ON TROUBLESHOOTING THE TECHNICIAN FOUND LTV COOLING FAN SEIZED. REMOVED AND REPLACED COOLING FAN. WORK PERFORMED PER LTV MM 23-39-00. OPS CHECK OK.
3/21/2006 10:52 EVT3454X BLOWER FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. BLOWER FAULT DISPLAYED ON UPPER ECAM SCREEN. MAINTENANCE CHECKED AND FOUND BLOWER FAN 20HQ SEIZED AND CIRCUIT BREAKER AD10 TRIPPED. REPLACED AEVC BLOWER FAN 20HQ (MR21211, 644-0089) PER MM 21-26-51. SYSTEM OP-CHECK GOOD. FAN WAS ORIGINALLY REPLACED BY BORROWED PART FROM AMERICA WEST S/N 3976. BORROWED PART WAS REPLACED AND RETURNED TO LENDER WITH UAL PART INSTALLED ON AIRCRAFT. POTENTIAL CAUSE OF FAILURE WAS SEIZED BEARING. UAL HAS PROGRAM IN PLACE TO REPLACE WITH CERAMIC BEARINGS.
3/26/2000 16:11 FLIGHT CREW ADVISED DISPATCH OF FUMES IN THE COCKPIT (POSSIBLY DUE TO AN EXTRACT FAN OVERHEAT). CREW ON OXYGEN. DECLARED EMERGENCY FOR EXPEDITED LANDING AT ORD ON 14L. EXTRACT FAN OVERHEATED. NO REPORTED APU PROBLEMS. EXTRACT FAN REPLACED PER MM 21-26-51. REPLACEMENT FAN OPERATES OK.
6/23/2015 8:42 EVT13454H DURING FLIGHT, VENT EXTRACT FAULT ECAM THROUGHOUT ACFT BELIEVED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FAN FAILURE. TEST TO A FAULT FAN. R & R FWD AVIONICS FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51. OPS CHECK OK. PERFORMED CABIN/COCKPIT ODOR INSPECTION IAW AMM 05-50-00-810-831-A. NO ODOR DETECTED AT THIS TIME.
2/7/2011 7:16 20092455102 FLT 1783 MCO-BOG, A/C DIVERTED TO KIN - THE CREW DECLARED EMERGENCY DUE TO AFT AVIONICS BAY ALARM CAME ON. THERE WAS NO SIGN OF SMOKE EITHER IN CABIN OR IN COCKPIT. PERFORMED A VISUAL INSPECTION OF AFT AVIONICS BAY FOR EVIDENCE OF SMOKE/FIRE NO DEFECTS NOTED. REMOVED AND REPLACED AFT E&E LTV COOLING FAN IAW LTV MM 23-39-00. CHECKED OK.
5/28/2012 9:51 20092455102 FLT 1060 AUS-JFK, CREW DECLARED EMERGENCY AND DIVERTED TO ATL DUE TO INDICATION AND SMOKE LIGHT AFT AVIONICS COMPARTMENT SMOKE. QRH PROCEDURE ACCOMPLISHED. (AVIONICS SMOKE DET SYS-AFT AVIONICS CARGO RACK LTV). PERFORMED INSPECTION OF ELECTRICAL FUMES IN CABIN AND AVIONICS COMPARTMENT FWD AND AFT AS PER A320 AMM 24-00-00-810-823-A NO DEFECTS NOTED. LTV WAS DEACTIVATED AT ATLANTA. ON 5/26/12/, THE TECHNICIAN AT JFK FOUND LTV COOLING FAN UNIT NOT ROTATING. REMOVED AND REPLACED RACK COOLING FAN IAW LTV MM 23-39-00, MDDR 14635 CLEARED. OPS CHECK GOOD.
3/23/2011 7:19 EVT3454H FLT 595 HPN-MCO, A/C DIVERTED TO PHL DUE TO VENT EXTRACT FAULT DURING CLIMBOUT, ELECTRICAL SMOKE SMELL AEVC CB OPENED. PERFORMED TSM 24-00-00-810-823 AND CONFIRMED AVIONICS EXTRACT AT FAULT. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS EXTRACT FAN PER AMM 21-26-08. OPS CHECK OK.
9/30/2015 15:43 EVT3454HC FLIGHT 430 VENT EXTRACT FAULT ILLUMINATED, FAN HUMMED, GRINDED & SMELLED BEFORE IT FINALLY QUIT. R & R EXTRACT FAN ASSEMBLY IAW AMM 21-26-51-400-001. OPERATIONAL CHECKED NORMAL IAW 21-26-00-710-001.
8/25/2005 9:35 20092455101 AT FL 360 RECEIVED AFT AVIONICS COMPARTMENT SMOKE WARNING WITH A RED LIGHT SMOKE INDICATION WITH A HORN ON THE OVERHEAD PANEL; THIS HAD NO ASSOCIATED ECAM. SILENCED THE ALARM, AND QRH PROCEDURE CATRRIED OUT. AFTER COMPLETION OF QRH PROCEDURE THE RED LIGHT REMAINED AND THE HORN SOUNDED A SECOND TIME. CAPTAIN DECLARED EMERGENCY AND MADE A UNEVENTFUL UNSCHEDULED LANDING AT OKC. VISUAL INSPECTION OF AFT AVIONICS RACK REVEALED NO DEFECT. REMOVED AND REPLACED AFT AVIONICS RACK COOLING FAN ASSY, OPERATION CHECK NORMAL PER LTV AMM 23-39-00.
3/20/2008 10:24 EVT3454HC FLT 501, EWR-FLL, DIVERTED TO JAX, AT CRUISE PILOTS/FLT ATTENDANTS NOTICED A VIBRATION FOLLOWED BY ELECTRICAL FUMES MAINLY IN THE COCKPIT & FORWARD CABIN. STARTED SMOKE/FUME REMOVAL CHECKLIST, SHUT OFF COMMERCIAL/LIVE TVS BLOWER/EXTRACT OVERRIDE ALSO HAD A EXTRACT FAULT ECAM. ONCE QRC COMPLETE & AT 10,000 FUMES BECAME LESS INTENSE LANDING SAFELY IN JAX. REMOVED AND REPLACED AVIONICS EXTRACT FAN (18HQ) IAW AMM 21-26-51, OPS CHECK NORMAL, A/C OK FOR SERVICE.
10/25/2013 15:04 LEFT CABIN RECIRCULATION FAN INOPERATIVE.
10/20/2015 11:59 VD390003 AMBER FAN ON CONDITION PAGE, C/B 18X PANEL 122 VU POPPED AND FOUND ELECTRICAL ODOR ON C/B. R & R CABIN RECIRCULATION FAN IAW AMM 21-21-51. OPS CHECK GOOD.
6/19/2013 12:42 AFT CARGO EXTRACTION FAN MAKING VERY LOUD NOISE. DEACTIVATED AFT CARGO EXTRACTION FAN BY PULLING OPEN CB AFT CARGO VENT & HEATING CONTROL CB ON PANEL 122VU S22. PARTS: 565-9012, MR21270. (FAN)
3/24/2008 16:02 VD390003 DIVERTED DUE TO BURNING-ACRID SMELL IN AFT CABIN. BURNT BEARING IN LT RECIRC FAN. REPLACED LT RECIRC FAN, ALL TESTS WERE NORMAL, NO SMELL NOTED.
8/11/2011 13:07 CABIN - FLT DECK ODOR BELOW 5K EXTREMELY BAD, DIRTY SOCK SMELL. FILTER CHECK - CLEANING NEEDED. REPLACED 2 EACH RECIRC FAN FILTERS IAW AMM.
3/3/2008 14:20 20092455102 FLT 708, SJU-JFK, 8:00Z, AFT SMOKE AVIONICS COMPARTMENT HORN ALERT. FOUND LTV RACK FAN SEIZED. REMOVED & REPLACED RACK FAN IAW AMM 23-39-00, LIVE TV SYSTEM, OPS CHECKS GOOD.
8/5/2015 14:51 EVT3454H AT TOP OF DESCENT, A VIBRATION BECAME EVIDENT. SMOKE OCCURED AND VENT BLOWER FAULT ILLUMINATED ON THE ECAM. R & R BLOWER FAN IAW AMM 21-26-51-000-001-A, OPS CHECKED GOOD.
9/8/2011 12:21 VD390003 FLT 298 LAS-LGB, ELECTRICAL SMELL BY ALL CREW MEMBERS, SEEM TO BE COMING FROM BACK OF A/C. TECHNICIAN FOUND LT RECIRCULATING FAN BURNING OUT. REMOVED AND REPLACED FAN, OPS CHECK AS PER MM 21-20-00. A/C OK FOR SERVICE.
7/22/2013 9:19 EVT3454HC CREW REPORTED VENT BLOWER FAULT, FAN FAILURE WITH ASSOCIATED ODOR. ACCOMPLISHED TSM 24-00-00-810-832-A. FOUND BLOWER FAN TO BE AT FAULT. R & R BLOWER FAN. PERFORMED CFDS AEVC TEST, OPS CHECK OK IAW AMM 21-26-00.
4/23/2015 14:37 DURING DESCENT, WITH POWER IN IDLE FOR SOME TIME, CABIN CREW REPORTED SIMILAR ODOR IN REAR OF CABIN. FLIGHT CREW NOTICED A MUSTY ODOR, FAINTLY. RAN PACKS AND CONFIRMED DIRTY SOCKS ODOR. T/S IAW TSM 05-50-00-810-831A. R & R BOTH RECIRCULATION FILTERS, OPS CHECK OK IAW AMM 21-21.41.
4/19/2010 15:52 EVT3454HC SMOKE SMELL, FLT DIVERTED. SMELL IN 1ST GALLEY AND COCKPIT RAN SMOKE-CABIN COCKPIT QRC AND DIVERTED. CREW TURNED OFF AVIONICS BLOWER AND EXTRACT FANS. SMOKE AND VIBRATION DISSIPATED. FOUND AVIONICS EXTRACT FAN BAD, REPLACED FAN. OPS CKD. FAN GND CKS GOOD.
7/28/2005 10:46 EVT3454H IT WAS REPORTED SLIGHT VIBRATION AND FAINT ODOR, POSSIBLY ELECTRICAL. VENT BLOWER FAN FAULT. THE AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO MCO. THE VENT BLOWER FAN WAS PLACED ON MEL 21-26-01 C AND REPLACED AT LGB.
10/4/2000 15:56 STRONG ODOR THROUGHOUT CABIN IN DESCENT THRU 4000 FT. *S/D* FOUND AVIONICS BLOWER 20HQ TO BE MAKING EXCESSIVE NOISE. REMOVED AND REPLACED FAN. OPERATIONAL CHECK GOOD.
2/13/2015 6:52 VD390003 RETURNED TO DEPARTURE DUE TO STRONG ODOR IN THE CABIN THAT SMELLED LIKE BURNING PLASTIC SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ODOR BEGAN TO DISSIPATE THEN RETURNED. FOUND “FAN” AMBER CAUTION ILLUMINATED ON “COND” PAGE. SELECTED CABIN FANS OFF, CAUTION EXTINGUISHED. REMOVED AND INSPECTED CABIN RECIRCULATING FANS 14HG+15HG, FOUND 15HG, RECIRCULATING FAN NR 1, FAILED. R & R FAN 15HG IAW AMM 21-21-51. OPS CHECKED GOOD.
12/15/2015 14:17 EVT3454HC VENT EXTRACT FAULT AT CRUISE ACCOMPANIED BY BURNING ODOR. FOUND EXTRACT FAN 18HQ SEIZED, R & R. OPS CHECK NORMAL.
6/3/2002 10:41 EVT3454H FLT 20 JFK TO ROC, ON DESCENT NOTICED VIBRATION AND SMELL OF SMOKE. RECEIVED ECAM VENT-EXTRACT FAULT. PERFORMED ECAM ACTION- EXTRACT OVRD. PERFORMED A VISUAL INSPECTION, FOUND EXTRACT FAN SEIZED, NO FURTHER DEFECT NOTED AT THIS TIME, OK TO CONTINUE. REMOVED AND REPLACED EXTRACT FAN IAW 21-26-51-401, OPS CHECK OK. PLACARD REMOVED IAW 23-73-00.
3/29/2011 9:43 VD390003 FLT 658 SFO-PHL - BURNING SMELL - AT CRUISE (340), CREW REPORTED STRONG SMELL OF INSULATION OR BURNING PLASTIC COMING FROM GASPER VENTS IN FLIGHT DECK. FLIGHT ATTENDANT REPORTED SMELL STRONGEST OVERWING. WHEN PACK 1 WAS TURNED OFF, SMELL INCREASED; PACK 2 OFF, ODOR CLEARED. MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOT TO RIGHT RECIRCULATION FAN - REMOVED AND REPLACED FAN.
12/22/2011 15:19 4101415 EXTRACT FAN FAULT 18HQ SEIZED. SAMC TEXT: MAINT VERIFIED EXTRACT FAN IS SEIZED. DEF PER MEL, INSTALLED DF STICKER ADJ TO EXTRACT PB. LM INFO: FAN LOB RQSTD FOR MSP-19. RMV’D & RPLC’D AEVC EXTRACT FAN (18HQ) IAW AMM. OPS TEST NORMAL. RPLC’D AEVC 10HQ. BITE TEST OK.

Pilot killed in Middlesex County plane crash identified

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Reprinted from wric.com.

Virginia State Police plan to resume their investigation into a fatal plane crash in Middlesex County on Friday morning.

State police spokesperson Steve Vick said the crash was reported at 2:08 p.m. Thursday by a citizen who saw the plane go down. Shortly before 3 p.m., search crews located an ultralight aircraft somewhere off Route 33 near Wake Road at Revere Landing.

The crash site was found roughly a mile into the woods. Emergency crews had to use ATVs and chainsaws to maneuver through the woods and get to the wreckage. The Department of Forestry was called to the scene to clear the area of the aircraft crash.

State Police say the aircraft contained a ballistic type cylinder device to deploy a parachute, 8News affiliate WVEC reports. The device was not deployed before the crash and the bomb/arson team was called to make sure the scene was safe.

The pilot and only occupant of the aircraft has been identified as Gilbert Dennis Gregory, of the 1400 block of George Washington Highway in Glenns, Va. The FAA and NTSB have been called and are scheduled to report to the scene Friday morning.

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2 injured in crash of small plane near Port Townsend

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Originally published September 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm via The Seattle Times

Firefighters work to remove the injured from the wreckage of a plane (Photo courtesy of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue)

Firefighters work to remove the injured from the wreckage of a plane (Photo courtesy of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue)

Two people were reportedly injured after a small plane crashed at Discovery Bay Golf Course southwest of Port Townsend.

Update at 2:21 p.m.: The victims, a man and a woman, are each being flown from the crash site by Airlift Northwest helicopter. Still no word on conditions.

Update at 2 p.m.: Two people have been pulled from the plane wreckage and are being evaluated, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue said in a tweet.

Original post: Two people were reportedly injured after a small plane crashed at Discovery Bay Golf Course southwest of Port Townsend.

East Jefferson Fire and Rescue reports two people are trapped in the plane. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Original story via Seattle Times Staff.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft was a Cessna 150, Registration No. N8529G.  The aircraft “force landed” resulting in serious injuries to the two people onboard.  Preliminary information from the FAA can be found here. This page provides preliminary accident and incident information reported to the Office of Accident Investigation & Prevention within the past 10 business days. All information is preliminary and subject to change.

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British Airways Jet Catches Fire at Las Vegas Airport; 20 Injured

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Via NBCnews.com

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The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the engine failure that caused an intense fire on a British Airways Boeing 777 as it prepared for takeoff in Las Vegas, sending 20 passengers to the hospital.

Passengers used inflatable slides to escape the blaze on Tuesday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, just before the plane was to embark on a 10-hour flight to London Gatwick.

Thick clouds of black smoke billowed from the left engine of the plane as the passengers scurried across the tarmac. Witnesses said the fire was so intense that it melted windows on the plane.

Sunrise Hospital said it treated 20 patients. The airline said Wednesday that everyone had been released. It also pledged its cooperation with the NTSB.

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Cockpit alarms could be heard on recordings of the pilots’ mayday call to air traffic controllers.

The Boeing 777 experienced an engine failure after being cleared for takeoff at around 4:13 p.m. (7:13 p.m. ET) at McCarran International Airport, the airport said.

Full story, via NBC News here.

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Rough landing: ‘I remember just thinking, this is it,’ says passenger

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Washington (CNN) For a minute, Christine Malloy was very worried. As a frequent flier, she was used to rough landings once in a while. But Malloy could tell this landing was different.

“Within seconds, the plane dropped to the ground,” she told CNN on Wednesday. “And it dropped really hard.”

Malloy was one of 159 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines/US Airways Flight 1851 flying Saturday from Atlanta to North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

As the Airbus A321 nearly touched down on the runway, the jetliner hit several runway lights, according to the FAA.

“I remember just thinking, this is it.” she said. “I tightened my seat belt and I just grabbed on to the seat really hard.”

“Things were really chaotic,” she said. “We had people screaming. There were things kind of flying around in the air.”

Malloy and a fellow passenger comforted each other for a brief moment. “We put our hands through the seat and we held hands,” she remembered. “I just said a prayer and held on really tight.”

Then Malloy said she could feel the plane gain altitude as the pilot aborted the landing.

She wondered, “What’s going on here, right? Is it the weather? Is it the pilot?”

Minutes later, the plane landed safely on its second try. No injuries were reported, American Airlines the parent company of US Airways, said in a statement to CNN.

The flight crew was performing what’s called a “go-around,” lining up the aircraft for another landing.

Go-arounds are standard safety procedures that pilots use during approach when airliners aren’t lined up properly for landing. They abort the landing and “go around” to set up for another attempt.

The flight crew blamed wind shear for the aborted landing, according to the FAA. Wind shear is a weather phenomenon that results in a sudden downward burst of wind just before landing.

Since 1943, 87 airline, military and business jet incidents have been blamed on wind shear and downdrafts, according to Aviation Week and the Flight Safety Foundation.

In the 1970s and ’80s, deadly wind shear crashes led to better flight training and robust radar technology that have helped pilots avoid this dangerous weather phenomenon.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating Saturday’s incident and are examining weather conditions, in addition to the airliner’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.

The airline said the captain discovered damage to the underside of the aircraft. Workers found debris and damaged lights on the runway, according to the FAA, prompting the temporary closure of the runway.

The plane has been taken out of service, the airline said.

Original story, here.

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Pilot identified in plane crash on approach to Harbor Springs airport

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Reprinted from petoskeynews.com. By Matt Mikus.

Authorities have confirmed the male pilot of a small private plane is dead after the aircraft crashed near the Harbor Springs airport overnight.

The plane, a Piper Cherokee, was discovered by an employee at Emmet Brick and Block around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin said. Authorities believe the plane crashed on approach to the Harbor Springs airport Sunday around 11 p.m.

The male pilot, Authur A. Green III, 58, of Farmington Hills, was the only person on board the plane, according to Wallin. Green served as a First Lieutenant with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

DNR officials said in a release that Green was headed to a meeting of the DNR Law Enforcement Division.

Green served as the supervisor for District 9 of the Department of Natural Resources, which covered Wayne, Oakland, Monroe, Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb and St. Clair counties.

“First Lieutenant Green’s death is a profound loss for the DNR and for the citizens of the state,” said DNR Law Enforcement Chief Gary Hagler. “He was a dedicated professional who was deeply committed to protecting our nation, its citizens and Michigan’s natural resources. Green was instrumental in the smooth transition of Belle Isle Park in Detroit to DNR management. He will be greatly missed.”

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