American Eagle E145 near Greenville on Mar 5th 2014, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: March 6, 2014 / 23:42:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MQ-3400

Aircraft Registration
N696AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

An American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145, registration N696AE performing flight MQ-3400 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Moline,IL (USA) with 45 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing through FL210 out of Dallas Ft. Worth when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and decided to divert to Greenville,TX, about 50nm northeast of DFW Airport, for a safe landing about 10 minutes later and was evacuated. Emergency services jumped into action.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were bussed back to Dallas Ft. Worth and were rebooked onto other flights.

A passenger reported that fire fighters did extinguish something on board of the aircraft.

The airline said the source of the smoke is under investigation.

The FAA reported an electrical component failure caused the smoke.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N696AE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
MQ-3400

Aircraft Registration
N696AE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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