Plane File Number BEA2018-0896 Serious incident, Vers AD Maceio, on 22 December 2018, ATR - ATR72, PR-AQZ

Serious incident to the ATR 72 registered PR-AQZ and operated by Azul Linhas Aereas on 22/12/2018 near Maceio AD [Investigation led by CENIPA / Brazil]

Summary

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Brazilian authorities:

The aircraft took off from Guararapes airport (SBRF), Recife, pe, to Zumbi dos Palmares airport (SBMO), Maceió, al, to perform a flight of passenger transportation. during the descend, the crew report noise and "sparks" in the "rack" behind copiloto with smoke.

The crew reported "mayday" emergency and the appropriate checklist made. The landing at SBMO was normally.