Accident Boeing 737-8K5 (WL) OK-TVP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208065
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Date:Friday 23 March 2018
Time:04:23 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8K5 (WL)
Owner/operator:SmartWings, opf Israir
Registration: OK-TVP
MSN: 32907/1117
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 167
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD/LHBP) -   Hungary
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD/LHBP)
Destination airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Boeing 737-800 was evacuated at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Hungary when smoke had entered the cabin.
The aircraft was performing Israir Airlines flight 6H716 from Budapest to Tel Aviv, Israel. During pushback the tow truck reportedly began emitting smoke, which supposedly entered the aircraft cabin.
Cabin crew members opened the rear emergency exit(s) to allow evacuation through slides.
During the evacuation, the rear slides were unstable because of the jet blast of the operating engines. Approximately 2.5 minutes passed from the opening of the slide to the shutdown of the engines.
One passenger fell from the evacuation slide and suffered a serious head injury.

In the course of its investigation, the IC concluded that the direct cause of the accident was the lack of communication from the cabin crew on duty in the aft galley to the rest of the crew, and identified the presence of the panic on board as an indirect cause, which was caused by the misjudgement of the origin of the smoke.
In addition to those above, the IC presumes the following contributing factors:
– passengers’ fatigue;
– malfunction of the pushback tug;
– ambiguity of the emergency procedures;
– initiation of an evacuation without approval;
– late reaction of the flight crew to the situation.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 June 2009 D-AHLR Hapag-Lloyd 0 S of Aosta non
Inflight smoke
12 March 2013 OK-TVP Travel Service 0 Katowice Int'l Airport- KTW/EPKT, Pyrzowice non
Runway excursion

Revision history:

23-Mar-2018 12:19 bbmaci Added
23-Mar-2018 12:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2018 12:28 harro Updated [Embed code]

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