Jazz CRJ9 near Montreal on May 13th 2020, smell of smoke in cabin

Last Update: May 15, 2020 / 17:14:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-8831

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFJZ

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

A Jazz Canadair CRJ-705, registration C-GFJZ performing flight QK-8831 from Montreal,QC to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 12 passengers and 3 crew, had just reached cruise FL330 when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Montreal, on approach to Montreal the crew requested ambulances and advised of the possibility to evacuate the aircraft on the runway. The aircraft landed safely on runway 06R about 21 minutes after reporting smoke in the cabin and stopped on the runway. Emergency services inspected the interior of the aircraft and assessed the condition of the passengers, then the aircraft taxied to the apron, where the passengers disembarked normally.

Emergency services reported there was no visible smoke in the cabin, however a strong smell of an eletrical fire was present.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance identified a light ballast in the cabin as source of the odour and replaced the ballast.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GFJZ
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Bombardier
Aircraft Model / Type
CL-600-2D24 (Series 900)
ICAO Aircraft Type
CRJ9
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 13, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QK-8831

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GFJZ

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

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