Evacuation of UPS 757 due to Smoke in the Flight Deck

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 757-200, was en route at FL340 about 110nm south of Cedar Rapids, IA (USA) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Cedar Rapids. The aircraft landed on Cedar Rapid’s runway 27 and was evacuated. Emergency services closed the airfield. The aircraft N474UP was performing flight 5X-634 from Rockford, IL to Saint Louis, MO (USA) with 2 crew members onboard.

The FAA reported one member of the flight crew sustained a serious injury during the evacuation.



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