Smoke in the cockpit due to fuel pump failure, 100 nm south-east of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, 22 October 2013.
The aircraft was en route to Miami when smoke started to fill the cockpit. The crew actioned the ‘Smoke, Fumes and Fire’, and the ‘Smoke Removal’ checklists and diverted to Providenciales without further incident. The smoke was attributed to a seal in a Low Pressure Fuel Pump that had failed, allowing fuel to enter the oil system and then the bleed air system. The engine manufacturer is conducting a detailed inspection of the fuel pump to determine the specific cause of failure, in accordance with its established continued airworthiness procedures.
Boeing 757-200 N605AA 08-14.pdf (186.24 kb)
Date of occurrence: 22 October 2013