Alaska B738 at Portland on May 13th 2018, possible fire on board

Last Update: May 13, 2018 / 20:45:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-959

Aircraft Registration
N525AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N525AS performing flight AS-959 from Phoenix,AZ to Portland,OR (USA), was on short final to Portland's runway 28R when the crew reported maybe they were an emergency aircraft, they possibly had a fire on board, tower in response called the emergency services out. The aircraft landed safely a minute later, vacated the runway, the crew reported smoke was coming from a light on the first officer's yoke briefly and dissipated again. The aircraft was followed by emergency services to the gate, where emergency services checked the aircraft.

A passenger reported had he not seen the fire engines attending to the aircraft he'd have assumed a normal landing. There was an odour coming from the direction of the cockpit though, however, the crew seemed unconcerned.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 2 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N525AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-959

Aircraft Registration
N525AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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