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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65468
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Date:09-JUN-2009
Time:c. 20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-323ER
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N357AA
C/n / msn: 24038/227
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 206
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Halifax International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Narrative:
Flight AA64 diverted to Halifax International Airport after an apparent electrical fire in a cabin washroom.
An airline official said one of the 12 crew members put on a personal breathing device and extinguished the burning material.
One person was taken to hospital after the plane landed safely. An airport official said the fire was believed to have started in a ceiling fan motor in a mid-cabin washroom.

Sources:

[1] [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/06/09/flight-fire.html]
[2] [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jmdPm7I9SmvZwAuliJ2eGTrYKoaQ]
[3] https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL64/history/20090609/2148Z/KJFK/LSZH
[4] Flight profile for Google Earth (FBO web)


Images:

Photo of N357AA courtesy AirHistory.net


Barcelona (LEBL / BCN)
27 April 2011; (c) T.Laurent

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2009 12:37 harro Added
10-Jun-2009 12:44 harro Updated

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