Commutair DH8B near Canandaigua on Jun 21st 2015, smoke in cockpit

Last Update: June 22, 2015 / 22:42:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4770

Aircraft Registration
N363PH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

A Commutair de Havilland Dash 8-200 on behalf of United, registration N363PH performing flight UA-4770 from Newark,NJ to Rochester,NY (USA) with 37 passengers and 3 crew, was descending through about 6000 feet towards Rochester about 20nm southeast of Rochester when the crew donned their oxygen masks, declared PAN reporting smoke in the cockpit, approach control inquired how much runway was needed and advised Canandaigua Airport (FAA Code D38) featuring 5500 feet of runway was available 5nm to their south, no response from the crew, approach queried "do you want me to shut down or are you able to speak", crew accepted Canandaigua and was vectored for an approach to runway 13, where the aircraft landed safely 4 minutes after declaring PAN. The aircraft stopped on the runway, the aircraft was evacuated. No injuries occurred.

The passengers were taken to Rochester by road.

Local emergency services reported, a flight attendant also observed smoke in a lavatory and discharged two fire extinguishers into the lavatory and closed the door. The smoke was electrical in nature. The cause of the smoke is under investigation. Emergency services actually arrived after all emergency doors had already been opened and all occupants had evacuated the aircraft.

The aircraft had encountered a fire in the cockpit 16 days earlier, see Incident: Commutair DH8B near Hartford on Jun 5th 2015, fire in cockpit.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N363PH
Country of Registration
United States
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Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-202
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DH8B
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4770

Aircraft Registration
N363PH

ICAO Type Designator
DH8B

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