|Title:||Cabin smoke, Airbus A300-600, March 28, 2000|
|Micro summary:||APU smoke caused cabin smoke and an emergency on approach for this A300.|
|Event Time:||2000-03-28 at 1708 PST|
|Publishing Agency:||National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)|
|Site of event:||Seattle, WA|
|Departure:||Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Destination:||Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Airplane Type(s):||Airbus A300-600|
|Type of flight:||Revenue|
NTSB short summary:
An oil leak from the aircraft's APU that subsequently contaminated the aircraft's environmental system.
While on final approach to the airport, the flight declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. Shortly after declaring the emergency, the aircraft landed without further incident. Maintenance personnel reported that a post flight inspection of the aircraft revealed a significant oil leak originating from the auxiliary power unit (APU). They also reported that the oil leaking from the APU had contaminated the environmental system resulting in smoke in the cockpit.
NTSB factual narrative text:
On March 28, 2000, about 1708 Pacific standard time, an Airbus A300-600, N667FE, registered to First Security Bank, and operated by Federal Express, Inc, a Title 14 CFR 121 supplemental cargo flight, declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit while on approach to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington (the aircraft's scheduled destination). Shortly after declaring the emergency, the aircraft landed without further incident. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. The airline transport pilot-in-command and first officer were uninjured. The flight originated from Indianapolis, Indiana, about 4 hours prior to the incident.
Maintenance personnel from Federal Express reported that a post flight inspection of the aircraft revealed a significant oil leak originating from the auxiliary power unit (APU). They also reported that the oil leaking from the APU had contaminated the environmental system resulting in smoke in the cockpit.
|Learning Keywords:||Operations - Cabin or Cockpit Smoke|
|Systems - APU|
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