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Old 7th Feb 2019, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Flyingmole View Post
Any aviation chaps out there have any ideas on what could cause enough smoke to convince the pilot to go 7700 and yet not leave any trace of ignition or combustion after landing? One presumes that an experienced pilot can distinguish between particulate smoke and vapour condensation.
Smoke, a suspicion of smoke, fumes or serious suspicion thereof, regardless of the route cause may lead to a crew actioning a generic checklist labelled “smoke, fire or fumes”...and potentially lead to a diversion

As others have now pointed out actioning a “smoke ...checklist” doesn’t automatically mean the crew were dealing with clouds of visible combustion products that will leave traces all over the flight deck.
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