Sun Country B737 near Spokane on Sep 5th 2013, smell of smoke as result of passenger laser burning holes

Last Update: September 7, 2013 / 17:24:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-283

Aircraft Registration
N716SY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N716SY performing flight SY-283 from Minneapolis,MN to Seattle,WA (USA) with 105 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 60nm east of Spokane,WA (USA) when the crew reported the smell of smoke on board and diverted to Spokane for a safe landing on runway 03 about 15 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

On Sep 7th Authorities reported the FBI arrested a passenger who had brought along home built laser devices and had operated those devices in flight burning a number of holes into aircraft seats around his seat resulting in the odour that prompted the diversion to Spokane.
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N716SY
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United States
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BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7Q8
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 5, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-283

Aircraft Registration
N716SY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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