Etihad B789 over Atlantic on Sep 16th 2019, smoking tablet

Last Update: September 17, 2019 / 19:36:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-131

ICAO Type Designator
B789

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9, registation A6-BLA performing flight EY-131 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 620nm southwest of Dublin (Ireland) when a passenger's tablet computer emitted smoke. Cabin crew secured the device while the flight crew turned the aircraft around and diverted to Dublin for a safe landing about 90 minutes later. The tablet computer was offloaded.

The aircraft continued the flight after about two hours on the ground and reached Washington with a delay of about 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EY-131

ICAO Type Designator
B789

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