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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188371
Last updated: 4 September 2019
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Date:31-JUL-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:Flybe
Registration: G-FLBB
C/n / msn: 4255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near point OLAPO -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ireland West Airport (EIKN)
Destination airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The aircraft had departed Ireland West Airport (EIKN) and was climbing through 17,000 ft when the flight crew were alerted by a strange odour/fumes on the flight deck followed by activation of the forward toilet smoke alarm. With smoke becoming visible in both the cabin and flight deck, the Flight Crew donned their oxygen masks. The flight diverted to Dublin Airport (EIDW) where it landed at 17:41 hrs, without further incident. There were no injuries.
Subsequent trouble-shooting by maintenance personnel revealed the presence of oil in the Handling Bleed-Off Valve (HBOV) caused by failure of carbon seals due to distress and rupture of the No. 4 Bearing Key washer in the No. 1 engine. Contamination of the secondary oil system due to the damaged seals caused fumes to enter the cabin and flight deck.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/node/929

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-FLBB courtesy AirHistory.net


Newquay - Cornwall (EGHQ / NQY)
17 April 2019; (c) Stephen Rendle

Revision history:

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25-Jun-2016 12:07 harro Added

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