Alaska B739 near Minneapolis on Feb 27th 2019, smell of burning plastics on board

Last Update: February 28, 2019 / 18:28:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 27, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AS-51

Aircraft Registration
N224AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N224AK performing flight AS-51 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Seattle,WA (USA) with 144 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Chicago when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 due to an odour of burning plastics on board. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Minneapolis,MN (USA) where the aircraft landed safely. 8 passengers reported feeling ill and were checked at the airport by medical staff. 4 cabin crew were taken to a hospital.

The FAA reported the aircraft diverted to Minneapolis due to air quality issues, four cabin crew were transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

The airline reported 8 passengers were examined for respiratory problems, 4 crew members were hospitalized. The cause of the odour is being investigated.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N224AK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-990ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 27, 2019

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AS-51

Aircraft Registration
N224AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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