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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 type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):7 NM North, Adelaide Occurrence type:Smoke 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 03 March 2009 Occurrence category: Incident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: None 
 
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
 
 
 
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Last update 13 May 2014