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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230142
Last updated: 24 October 2019
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Date:10-JUL-2009
Time:7:40 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-400
Owner/operator:British Airways
Registration: G-CIVB
C/n / msn: 25811/1018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 316
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport -   United States of America
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:PHX, KPHX
Destination airport:LHR, EGLL
Narrative:
On July 10th, 2009, British Airways flight 288 was pushing back towards Runway 26 at Sky Harbor Airport at 7:40 p.m. MST (Arizona Time). Upon starting the engines, smoke started pouring into the cabin of the aircraft, and the aircraft was pulled back onto Gate B25 in Phoenix. After the aircraft was back at the Gate, evacuation slides were deployed and all 298 passengers and 18 crew members were safely evacuated. Phoenix Fire Department was on the scene as well as engineers. No Fire was found, However Phoenix Fire crews found smoke in the cabin and the Overhead compartment. 15 People were treated by Paramedics in the terminal for cuts and bruises from the evacuation slides. 1 person was transported to a local hospital for complaints of shoulder pain.

Sources:

http://avherald.com/h?article=41c7d727
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/5802986/Passengers-tell-of-panic-on-smoke-filled-jet.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8145686.stm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jul/11/british-airways-evacuated-smoke-phoenix


Images:

Photo of G-CIVB courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
28 August 2019; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Oct-2019 05:46 BA38p Added
24-Oct-2019 19:04 Anon. Updated [Nature, Embed code]

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