Sunwing B738 enroute on Apr 20th 2023, e-cigarette doesn't satisfy addiction

Last Update: April 26, 2023 / 17:37:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-283

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
C-FWGH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-FWGH performing flight WG-283 from Moncton,NB (Canada) to Cancun (Mexico) with 193 people on board, was enroute when a passenger's e-cigarette battery overheated under a seat. Cabin crew secured the e-cigarette in a secure container, the aircraft continued to destination for a landing without further incident.

The Canadian TSB reported: "During cruise, a passenger's e-cigarette battery was found overheating under a seat and emitting smoke. After the battery had burnt a hole in the passenger bag, Cabin crew retrieved the ecigarette and transported using an empty dry coffee pot in the front galley. Cabin crew elected to discharge a Halon fire extinguisher in the coffee pot, filled it with water and placed it into a larger metal container where it was monitored for the remainder of the flight." The aircraft continued to Cancun.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Cancun for about 2.5 hours, then departed for the return flight.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FWGH
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
Certification Basis
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TCDS Ident. No.
Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-86J
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Aircraft registration data reproduced and distributed with the permission of the Government of Canada.

Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-283

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
C-FWGH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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