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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215675
Last updated: 18 October 2018
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Date:17-SEP-2018
Time:08:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:Air Transat
Registration: C-GUBH
C/n / msn: 455
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 303
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Incident
Location:near London -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Narrative:
An Airbus A330-200 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TS708 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France (LFPG) with 11 crew members and 292 passengers on board. During cruise flight in the vicinity of London, UK, a Hand-Held device used for on-board sales by the cabin crew started to emit smoke. Procedures were followed and the device was secured. The flight continued to the destination and landed without further incident. The cause is being investigated by the air operator.

The TSB did not report the origin of the smoke. Probably the 'Hand-Held device' was an electronic device equipped with a battery. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used on hand-held devices and are known to have overheated in specific cases.

Sources:

TSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Sep-2018 19:43 harro Added
25-Sep-2018 19:54 harro Updated [Narrative]

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