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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213232
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Date:10-JUL-2018
Time:11:37 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-89L (WL)
Owner/operator:Air China
Registration: B-5851
C/n / msn: 41313/4725
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:In flight -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Destination airport:Dalian Airport (DLC/ZYTL)
Narrative:
China’s aviation regulator said the pilot was smoking an e-cigarette during the flight. Oxygen masks were suddenly deployed. Pilots made an emergency descent from 10.000 feets.
the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in a conference; "In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette. Smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and relevant air conditioning components were wrongly shut off, without notifying the captain, which resulted in insufficient oxygen."

Sources:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/air-china-vaping-pilot-plane-e-cigarette-boeing-737-a8445916.html
https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/1017647820847788032
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ca106#1d12d6e4

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2018 22:43 Iceman 29 Added
13-Jul-2018 22:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jul-2018 06:12 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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