Westjet B737 near Grand Forks on May 19th 2017, odour in cabin

Last Update: May 29, 2017 / 20:06:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1578

Aircraft Registration
C-GSWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GSWJ performing flight WS-1578 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 100nm south of Grand Forks,ND (USA) when a strong electrical odour developed in the cabin prompting the crew to divert to Grand Forks, where the aircraft landed safely about 20 minutes later. Emergency services did not detect any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration C-GGWJ was dispatched to Grand Forks, resumed the flight and reached Chicago with a delay of 7.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft positioned back to Calgary after about 16 hours on the ground.

On May 29th 2017 the Canadian TSB reported the captain conducted a walk through the cabin after cabin crew had informed him of an acrid odour in the cabin. In the vicinity of row 15 the captain noticed four rows of inoperative Live TV Screens. When he asked the passengers they reported the TV had recently stopped working. The captain returned to the cockpit, informed the first officer, the smoke/fire/fumes checklist was worked, while the checklist was in progress cabin crew informed the odour had intensified. The crew decided to immediately divert to Grand Forks and declared an emergency. Maintenance subsequently reported the LiveTV electronic hardware under row 14ABC had a distinct smell of electric burning.
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B737
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 19, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1578

Aircraft Registration
C-GSWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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