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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185488
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:16-MAR-2016
Time:ca 19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N947DN
C/n / msn: 53355/2131
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL)
Narrative:
Delta Air Lines flight DL689 was delayed at Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport when an electronic cigarette in a passenger's carry-on backpack ignited.
The aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas MD-90, was still at the gate when the incident happened. The bag was extinguished by flight crew. Fire services later boarded the aircraft to make sure there was no risk of fire.

The flight left with a delay of 25 minutes.


Sources:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/delta-flight-delayed-cigarette-ignites-passengers-carry/story?id=37710018


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2016 15:25 harro Added

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