Alaska B738 at Portland on Mar 6th 2024, burning odour on board

Last Update: March 7, 2024 / 20:31:54 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 6, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-646

Aircraft Registration
N524AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N524AS performing flight AS-646 from Portland,OR to Phoenix,AZ (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 180nm southeast of Portland when the crew turned around to return to Portland reporting a burning odour in the aft cabin. The aircraft landed safely back on Portland's runway 28L about 70 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N280AK reached Phoenix with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Portland about 18 hours after landing back.

The FAA reported they are investigating the occurrence.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N524AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-890
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 6, 2024

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-646

Aircraft Registration
N524AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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