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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169769
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:White Airways opf TAP Air Portugal
Registration: OY-EBW
MSN: 743
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 42
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT) -   Portugal
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT)
Destination airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The ATR 72-500 airliner was performing flight TP1078 from Lisbon to Malaga. There were 4 crew members and 38 passengers on board. The aircraft took off at 17:22 and at 17:25 UTC the crew declared emergency using the MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY call due to smoke and fumes entering the flight deck stating in addition the intention to return to Lisbon.
The aircraft was then vectored by the ATC (Lisbon approach) back to RWY03 and crew informed on number of passengers on board, fuel remaining and the request for assistance from the fire services after landing mentioning there would be an attempt to vacate the runway.
The aircraft landed at 17:37 UTC after an uneventful approach and landing, vacated the runway and taxied to the assigned stand being followed by the fire services. After switching off the engines the rest of the operation was coordinated with the fire services. After checking, the captain considered that there were no safety risks involved and asked that the passengers vacate the airplane.
Further on the captain stated that the decision to declare the emergency was due to the smoke with a strong burning smell with no awareness from the source.
The incident did not result in any injuries to passengers and crew.

GPIAA classified this as a serious incident and started an investigation.



Photo of OY-EBW courtesy

Billund (EKBI / BLL)
30 July 2015; (c) Mogens Wahl (via Erik Frikke)

Revision history:

12-Sep-2014 20:05 harro Added

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