LIAT DH8C near Pointe a Pitre on May 26th 2013, smoke in cabin

Last Update: June 4, 2013 / 21:37:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
LIAT

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

A LIAT de Havilland Dash 8-300, flight LI-512 from Bridgetown (Barbados) to Antigua (Antigua), was enroute about 10nm from Pointe a Pitre (Guadeloupe) when the flight attendant reported smoke in the cabin prompting the crew to divert to Pointe a Pitre for a safe landing.

On Jun 4th The airline confirmed the incident reporting a replacement aircraft delivered the passengers to Antigua the same day. The incident aircraft underwent a series of checks according to the manufacturer's maintenance procedures however no fault was identified and the aircraft returned to service. It is believed that a transient fault in the air conditioning system caused the smoke.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
LIAT

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

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