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.

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

Capacity:
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”.

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

Performance:
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.