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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15777
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Date:13-MAR-2008
Time:15:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8Z9
Owner/operator:JetX
Registration: OE-LNK
C/n / msn: 28178/222
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 184
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Antalya Airport (AYT) -   Turkey
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:HRG / HEGN
Destination airport:OSL / ENGM
Narrative:
JetX flight, number GX830 from Hurghada in Egypt to Oslo in Norway, made an unscheduled landing in Antaya in Turkey at around 15:00 GMT, after the crew reported a smell of melting plastic in the cabin area.
Aircraft mechanics at the airport in Turkey performed an inspection to determine the cause of the smell and the wisp of smoke detected. The inspection revealed a faulty heater by the overwing emergency exit, on the right hand side. The heater was deactivated and the aircraft restored to service.
Flight GX830 then departed from Antaya in Turkey at 17:45 GMT.

Sources:

http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/verden/article1682315.ece
http://www.jetx.is/index.php/Press-Release/JetX-flight-makes-safe-unscheduled-landing-in-Turkey.asp



Images:

Photo of OE-LNK courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
17 March 2012; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Mar-2008 12:27 relax630 Added
16-Mar-2008 07:16 ddk Updated
16-Mar-2008 12:49 relax630 Updated

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