Southwest B737 near Chicago on Apr 19th 2017, smoke signals

Last Update: April 20, 2017 / 21:44:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4639

Aircraft Registration
N7878A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N7878A performing flight WN-4639 from Columbus,OH to Chicago Midway,IL (USA), was descending towards Chicago over Indiana when an electronic device in the cabin started to send smoke signals. Cabin crew quickly doused and contained the device, while the flight crew declared emergency subsequently advising emergency services that the electronic device had been contained and continued for a safe landing on Midway Airport's runway 04R. Emergency Services did not need to intervene anymore.

A passenger reported an e-cigarette began smoking when the aircraft was over South Bend,IN (USA).

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart for the next sector about 75 minutes after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WN-4639

Aircraft Registration
N7878A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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