Event Details

Title:Smoke emergency involving a Boeing 737-488, EI-BXI, on June 3, 1999 at Dublin Airport
Micro summary:Sighting of smoke coming from this Boeing 737 by ATC prompts an evacuation.
Event Time:1999-06-03 at 0545 UTC
File Name:1999-06-03-IE.pdf
Publishing Agency:Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)
Publishing Country:Ireland
Report number:2004-003
Site of event:Stand 34, Dublin Airport
Departure:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
Destination:Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-448
Flight Phase:Parked
Operator(s):Aer Lingus
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The Air Traffic Controller on duty saw smoke coming from the front of the aircraft on Stand 34 and alerted the Fire Services who responded. Flight 602 for Amsterdam was being boarded and most of the passengers had already taken their seats. The Captain ordered an immediate evacuation of the aircraft and this took place through the forward door, in an orderly way, under the guidance of the cabin staff. In the follow-up technical examination, it was found that metal braid on a hydraulic flexible pipe had caused a shorting of the electrical supply to the hydraulic pump. This shorting had also punctured the pipe causing the hydraulic fluid to escape.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Evacuation
Systems - Electrical
Systems - Engine Fire
Systems - Hydraulics


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