Smartwings B738 enroute on Dec 10th 2017, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: January 26, 2018 / 14:42:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Smartwings

Flight number
QS-7601

Destination
Warsaw, Poland

Aircraft Registration
OK-TSH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Smartwings Boeing 737-800, registration OK-TSH performing flight QS-7601 from Ras al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates) to Warsaw (Poland), was enroute at FL360 near Tabriz (Iran) about 2.5 hours into the flight when the crew observed smoke and strong odour from the right hand side of the cockpit. In response the first officer disconnected his iPad from the USB charger, the crew also pulled the related fuses to stop any further combustion. After ensuring that the smoke and odour had stopped, the crew continued the flight to Warsaw continuously monitoring the situation for a safe landing.

On Jan 26th 2018 Czechia's UZPLN reported the aircraft did not receive any damage. The USB power cable had created an electrical short circuit due to wear of the cable. The parts were replaced and a fleet wide inspection of all power cables was conducted. The operational documentation was changed as well on the base of this defect.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 10, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Smartwings

Flight number
QS-7601

Destination
Warsaw, Poland

Aircraft Registration
OK-TSH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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