Shuttle America E145 near Buffalo on Apr 1st 2015, laptop went smoking

Last Update: April 2, 2015 / 20:22:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S5-6023

Aircraft Registration
N293SK

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of Delta Airlines, registration N293SK performing flight S5-6023/DL-6023 from New York La Guardia,NY to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 53 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 40nm south of Buffalo,NY (USA) when a passenger's laptop began to emit smoke prompting the flight crew to divert to Buffalo while cabin crew cooled the device pouring water over the laptop. The smoke ceased, and the aircraft landed safely in Buffalo about 17 minutes after leaving FL340.

Police took the remains of the laptop into custody for investigation.

The aircraft was able to continue the flight and reached Chicago with a delay of 2 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N293SK
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
Apr 1, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
S5-6023

Aircraft Registration
N293SK

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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