Sunwing B738 near Memphis on Feb 25th 2020, smoke in cabin

Last Update: February 26, 2020 / 23:01:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-596

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GYUK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-GYUK performing flight WG-596 from Cancun (Mexico) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm southsouthwest of Memphis,TN (USA) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Memphis for a safe landing on runway 36L about 30 minutes later.

Passengers reported an e-cigarette of a fellow passenger caught fire.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Memphis due to smoke in the cabin. It is believed a passenger's vape pen was accidentally discharged on board of the aircraft.

The Canadian TSB reported on Feb 26th 2020 that the "suspected cause of smoke is a battery from an e-cigarette."

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration C-FEVD was dispatched to Memphis, resumed the flight and reached Calgary with a delay of 8.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Memphis for about 20 hours, then positioned to Calgary as flight WG-9596.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 25, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-596

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GYUK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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