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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172593
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Registration: G-JECI
MSN: 4105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 73
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU/EGHI)
Destination airport:Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Flybe flight BE996 from Southampton to Belfast was stopped on the runway after landing and all passengers disembarked with fire services standing by. In a statement, the airline said: "Flybe can confirm that the captain of the above flight with 69 passengers and four crew on board was alerted by a smoke indication from the rear baggage hold on its approach into George Best Belfast City Airport this afternoon.

"The crew took the necessary action and the aircraft landed safely. Passengers evacuated the aircraft immediately by both front and rear stairs as normal and were bussed to the terminal." Flybe confirmed there was no sign of smoke in the aircraft after the landing but said that the incident would be "fully investigated".

According to the summary of the official AAIB investirgation into the incident...

"As the aircraft descended towards its destination, the flight crew received a number of smoke warnings relating to the aft baggage compartment; there were no signs of smoke or fumes in the passenger or crew compartments. The crew brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway after landing and all occupants vacated the aircraft expeditiously. There was no evidence of fire or smoke damage, but an examination of components in the fire detection system revealed corrosion on a smoke detector connection pin. This was identified as the probable cause of the smoke warnings."


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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 Aug 2015 G-JECI Flybe 0 Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) Elmdon, Brimngham unk
3 Apr 2016 G-JECI Flybe 0 Southampton airport, Eastleigh, Hampshire non


De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, Flybe at Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Germany 26-4-2011: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, Flybe - British European AN1916331


Photo of G-JECI courtesy

Edinburgh (EGPH / EDI)
23 August 2015; (c) Ian Howat

Revision history:

30-Dec-2014 19:52 harro Added
30-Dec-2014 19:54 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
31-Dec-2014 01:05 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2015 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
16-Jul-2016 11:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Jul-2016 11:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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