Corendon B738 at Antalya on Oct 14th 2012, cockpit fire

Last Update: October 17, 2012 / 17:48:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 14, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
7H-773

Aircraft Registration
TC-TJK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Corendon Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-TJK performing flight 7H-773 from Antalya (Turkey) to Trondheim (Norway) with 189 passengers and 7 crew, was being pushed back from the gate at Antalya, when smoke appeared in the cockpit and soon after in the cabin prompting the captain to initiate an evacuation of the aircraft via slides. 27 passengers were taken to hospitals, two of them received serious injuries (fracture of leg, fracture of arm), 25 passengers received minor injuries, all injuries were the result of the evacuation.

The airline confirmed the aircraft was evacuated because of smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft was removed from service due to minor damage received during the occurrence. 27 passengers were taken to hospitals.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration TC-TJJ reached Trondheim with 157 passengers and a delay of 4 hours.

Passengers reported a number of passengers were exiting the aircraft through the overwing exits but had no way to get down and were standing on the wings. When yelling occurred, that the aircraft was on fire, those passengers standing on the wings jumped down, the injuries resulted from these jumps. The smoke had started in the front of the cabin appearing like coming from one of the crew lockers.

On Oct 15th the FAA reported that smoke filled cockpit and cabin while the aircraft was being pushed back, 27 passengers received unknown injuries during the evacuation. The FAA does not mention any fire.

The NTSB tweeted that the NTSB is going to join the investigation. In a later released press release the NTSB stated that there had been a cockpit fire during pushback.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 14, 2012

Classification
Accident

Flight number
7H-773

Aircraft Registration
TC-TJK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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