PSA CRJ9 at Burlington on Sep 27th 2020, smell of smoke in cockpit, California wild fires?

Last Update: September 29, 2020 / 18:34:20 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5513

Aircraft Registration
N565NN

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

A PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N565NN performing flight AA-5513 from Charlotte,NC to Burlington,VT (USA) with 33 people on board, was descending towards Burlington when the crew inquired with approach control, whether they had received any reports of smell of smoke or ashes from other aircraft, they had smelled smoke/ashes while descending through about 18000 feet and wondered whether that smell came from the California wild fires. ATC reported they were not aware of any such smells. The crew requested emergency services on stand by as a precaution and continued for a safe landing on Burlington's runway 15 about 15 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about two hours, then departed for the return flight and reached Charlotte with a delay of 75 minutes.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N565NN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOMBARDIER INC
Aircraft Model / Type
CL-600-2D24
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
CRJ9
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2020

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5513

Aircraft Registration
N565NN

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ9

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