Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

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Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

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Post by howie » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:47 am

On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Alverca Airport, Portugal and performing a first flight – after six weeks of maintenance at Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal S.A. (OGMA) – towards Minsk Airport as KC1388 declared a “Mayday” suffering from control issues. The pilots briefly considered a ditching but were able to regain control of the aircraft. The pilots then decided to head to Beja Airport for a safe landing on runway 19R. During the emergency situation, two F-16 fighter jets of the Portuguese Air Force scrambled to assist the aircraft.

The Embraer involved spent the last 6 weeks on the ground in OGMA, Alverca, for maintenance work. OGMA, Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal S.A. is a Portuguese aerospace company providing maintenance services and manufacture of aerostructures.
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The aircraft took off at 13:31 hours (UTC) with six people on board. Five minutes into the flight, the aircraft began squawking 7600 (Radio failure – lost communications). At 14:01, emergency squawk 7700 was used. At 15:01 and after three attempts, the aircraft landed at Beja Airport.

Air Astana confirmed the technical issues hence the pilots diverted to Beja Airport, two pilots and four technicians but no passengers were on board the aircraft. Two of the crew members got slightly injured and were taken to hospital for a checkup.

A forum topic has been created to discuss this emergency, live air traffic control footage has been added in the forum topic.https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewto ... =7&t=64741
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Re: Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:24 pm

Frightening actually when listening to those ATC tapes :thinking:



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