Westjet B736 near Vancouver on Nov 16th 2018, sulphur like smell in cabin

Last Update: November 29, 2018 / 20:06:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-137

Aircraft Registration
C-GWCY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-600

ICAO Type Designator
B736

A Westjet Boeing 737-600, registration C-GWCY performing flight WS-137 from Calgary,AB to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 99 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 5 minutes prior to top of descent when cabin crew informed the flight deck that a sulphur like smell was detected in the cabin in the vicinity of the overhead bins near seat row 2. The flight crew declared PAN PAN PAN, continued for a safe landing at Vancouver and taxied to the gate. Fire fighters boarded the aircraft at the gate and identified the odour came from a Westjet commissary cooler bag in the overhead bin above seat row 2.

The Canadian TSB reported the bag was removed, a further search did not find any source of heat or the odour.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-137

Aircraft Registration
C-GWCY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-600

ICAO Type Designator
B736

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