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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215969
Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Time:c. 12:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-82R (WL)
Owner/operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-AMP
MSN: 40723/3622
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Zagreb -   Croatia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ)
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO)
Pegasus Airlines flight PC1135 from Istanbul to Paris diverted to Zagreb Airport, Croatia after a smoke alarm went off in the airplane's cargo hold.
The aircraft was en route at FL380 over the Bosnia-Croatian border at the time. The flight crew decided to divert to Zagreb, where it landed safely at 12:58 UTC, 21 minutes after starting the descent.
According to a statement by the airline to Daily Sabah, the smoke alarm in the cargo hold was activated after an electronic cigarette in one of the passenger's luggage caught fire.
E-cigarettes can overheat and cause fires when the lithium-ion heating element is accidentally activated or left on. Pegasus has a policy for carrying lithium batteries but does not explicitly mention e-cigarettes. In general, smaller lithium batteries are allowed in checked-in
(hold) baggage as long as the batteries are carried in the device itself.


Other lithium related incidents:

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 Jun 2020 TC-TJR Corendon Airlines 0 Kayseri Erkilet International Airport (ASR/LTAU) non



Photo of TC-AMP courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
14 August 2013; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

03-Oct-2018 07:54 harro Added
03-Oct-2018 08:01 harro Updated [Source]
03-Oct-2018 18:44 harro Updated [Embed code]

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