Alaska B739 near Buffalo on Oct 12th 2015, hot credit

Last Update: October 13, 2015 / 00:54:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-17

Aircraft Registration
N481AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N481AS performing flight AS-17 from Newark,NJ to Seattle,WA (USA) with 184 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 40nm eastsoutheast of Buffalo,NY (USA) when a credit card reader overheated and emitted smoke. While the cabin crew cooled the device down the flight crew diverted the aircraft to Buffalo for a safe landing about 20 minutes later, the credit card reader had stopped emitting smoke by then.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N431AS reached Seattle as flight AS-9232 with a delay of 11 hours.

Buffalo Airport reported a credit card reader overheated due to a malfunctioning battery.

The airline reported a new type of credit card reader started to emit smoke due to an overheating battery, cabin crew used the fire extinguishers. The new type of credit card readers have been removed from their aircraft, cabin crew is going to use the previous type of credit card readers.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N481AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-990ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
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
Oct 12, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-17

Aircraft Registration
N481AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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