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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176668
Last updated: 25 March 2019
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Date:05-JUN-2015
Time:12:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q
Owner/operator:Commutair, opf United Express
Registration: N363PH
C/n / msn: 520
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Bradley International Airport (KBDL), Windsor Locks, CT -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)
Destination airport:Bradley Intl (KBDL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A Commutair de Havilland Dash 8-200 operating as Flight 4776 from Newark Liberty International Airport experienced an inflight fire in the cockpit at the right windshield terminal block while on approach to Bradley International Airport (KBDL), Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Oxygen masls were donned by the crew. Safe landing. no injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident as follows:
The arcing failure of the windshield heat power wire on the right windshield due to unknown reasons. Contributing to the severity of the fire was the lack of training or guidance provided to the crew for selecting the windshield heat to off that would cut power to the circuit.

Sources:

http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-bradley-airport/1118597859
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Plane-Makes-Emergency-Landing-at-Bradley-306287471.html_
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150605X52542_

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-16-03 issued 12 April 2016 by NTSB to Bombardier
Safety recommendation A-16-04 issued 12 April 2016 by NTSB to Bombardier
Safety recommendation A-16-05 issued 12 April 2016 by NTSB to Bombardier
Safety recommendation A-16-06 issued 12 April 2016 by NTSB to Bombardier
Safety recommendation A-16-07 issued 12 April 2016 by NTSB to Bombardier


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2015 23:39 Geno Added
06-Jun-2015 05:43 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2016 16:53 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
20-Apr-2017 18:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]

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