Aviation safety investigations & reports

Smoke in cabin - Fokker F27-50, VH-FKZ, Adelaide, South Australia, 23 July 2007

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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A Fokker F27-50 aircraft, registered VH-FKZ, had departed Adelaide Airport, SA, on a scheduled passenger service to Olympic Dam SA. During the initial climb, the cabin crew advised the flight crew that there was smoke haze in the cabin. The flight crew returned the aircraft to Adelaide Airport with no reported injuries.

An examination of the right engine indicated that the number-4 bearing had failed.

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General details
Date: 23 July 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1517 CST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): 7 NM North, Adelaide    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Smoke  
Release date: 03 March 2009   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Fokker B.V.  
Aircraft model F27  
Aircraft registration VH-FKZ  
Serial number 20286  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Adelaide, SA  
Destination Olympic Dam, SA  
Last update 03 April 2020