On 8th Feb，Air Macau NX006 flight from Macau to Beijing. After took off, crew smelt strange smell at 7:20am, and reported to Ground Staff and ATC timely. After communication, to ensure safety, the crew decided to turn back. The aircraft landed in Macau at 7:39 am. To ensure passengers’ trip, Air Macau replaced the aircraft, the flight NX006 re-departed at 9:50 am, and landed in Beijing at 13:11 pm.
Safety First is always the policy of Air Macau. The related crew has near 10 years of safety operation experience, they made a decisive and timely decision. After the case happened, Air Macau made a positive response, provided convenience for passengers who got affected, properly arranged the passengers who need to transit in BEK and got the understanding from passengers. Air Macau has conducted an investigation on the case, revealed the strange smell came from the clean agent residue after engine LPC wash; the results of check and test on the relevant aircraft is normal. The aircraft has recovered normal flight operation.