Mesa CRJ9 at Birmingham on Oct 24th 2017, smoke in cabin

Last Update: October 24, 2017 / 21:32:56 GMT/Zulu time

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A Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N932LR performing flight YV-5723/AA-5723 from Birmingham,AL to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 79 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Birmingham's runway 24 when the crew reported they needed to return immediately due to smoke in the cabin. The aircraft stopped the climb at 7000 feet and was positioning for the approach to runway 24, when the crew updated flight attendants had just reported there was a bag emitting the smoke, they didn't really know what it was, they needed to evacuate after landing. The aircraft landed safely on runway 24 about 15 minutes after departure, after landing the crew decided they were able to taxi to the apron and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4:20 hours, then departed again and reached Dallas with a delay of 4.5 hours.
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