Strong odour in cabin Incident: Ryanair B738 at Bergamo on Apr 25th 2012

Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EVA performing flight FR-4001 from Milan Bergamo Airport (Italy) to Lanzarote airport,CI in Spain with 180 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Bergamo’s Orio al Serio Airport’s runway 28 when a strong acrid smell was noticed in the cabin.

The crew levelled off at 4000 feet and returned to Bergamo’s runway 28 for a safe landing about 12 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-EKV reached Lanzarote with a delay of 2.5 hours.

737-800 Quick facts:

Type of aircraft Short to medium range airliner.
Manufacter Boeing (U.S.A)
Sale figures: 1207 produced and ~886 on order.

Wingspan 34.31m (112ft 7in)
Length 39.47m (129ft 6in)
Height 12.55m (41ft 2in)
Wing area 125.0m2 (1344sq ft).

Configuration 189 seats (Ryanair) 76cm (30in) pitch
Flightcrew 2, Captain and First Officer.
Cabin Crew 4 Did you know… that the cabincrew on Ryanair have different ranks, the “No 1” has the highest responsibility followed by the “No 2”, “No 3” and “No 4”.

Operating mass: 41,145kg (90,710lb)
Maximum Take Off mass: 70,535kg (155,500lb)

Cruising speed Mach 0.785, (~ 450kts at 36000feet at standard meteorological conditions)
Typical range with 162 passengers: 3585km (1990NM
Engines: 2 x CFM56-7B24s which develop 107.6kN (24,200lb) thrust.