Sunwing B738 near Memphis on Feb 25th 2020, smoke in cabin
Last Update: February 26, 2020 / 23:01:10 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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