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.
|Date:||23 July 2007||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1517 CST||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||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 manufacturer||Fokker B.V.|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Adelaide, SA|
|Destination||Olympic Dam, SA|