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Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-200ER
Owner/operator:Air Wisconsin, opf American Eagle
Registration: N430AW
MSN: 7719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Richmond International Airport, VA (RIC/KRIC) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT)
Destination airport:Richmond International Airport, VA (RIC/KRIC)
A Canadair CRJ-200ER, N430AW, was evacuated on a taxiway at Richmond International Airport, VA (RIC/KRIC) following a reported fire on board.
The airplane, operating flight AA4010 from Charlotte, NC, had just landed on runway 02 at Richmond when passengers began yelling "fire" and pointing towards the floor of the aircraft. The sole flight attendant seated in his forward jumpseat heard a "pop" sound. He observed smoke and "a flame" under passenger seat 1D. He immediately notified the flight deck of fire and smoke in the cabin and began fighting the fire with a halon extinguisher. The flight crew stopped the aircraft and ordered an emergency evacuation over the PA (public address system). Passengers seated in the emergency exit row opened the overwing exits and began evacuating the aircraft. At the same time, the flight attendant extinguished the fire and opened the forward passenger entry door. The remaining passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft through the foward passenger entry door. All passengers and crew evacuated with no injuries.
It was later determined that the cause of fire and smoke in the cabin was from a spare e-cigarette battery (lithium ion) located in a passenger's carry on bag. The passenger was seated in 2D and his bag was stowed under seat 1D. the spare e-cigarette batteries were not protected. The battery burned through the bag and fell onto the aircraft floor then burned the carpet.




Photo of N430AW courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
25 July 2012; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

26-Apr-2015 10:23 harro Added
01-Mar-2017 16:03 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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