United B739 near Tallahassee on Jun 13th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

Last Update: June 14, 2017 / 19:51:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1239

Aircraft Registration
N66897

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66897 performing flight UA-1239 from Miami,FL to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) with 155 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 90nm southeast of Tallahassee,FL (USA) when the crew reported smell of smoke in the cabin and decided to divert to Tallahassee. The crew advised they would vacate the runway via taxiway B9 and stop on taxiway B for checks by emergency services. Cabin crew had detected smell of smoke in the cabin, first in the forward section, then in the aft section of the cabin, they did not see any smoke. The aircraft landed safely on Tallahassee's runway 27 about 20 minutes later. Emergency services reported not seeing any smoke or fire from the outside, the aircraft taxied to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N38443 was dispatched to Tallahassee, resumed the flight and delivered the passengers to Chicago with a delay of 7:45 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1239

Aircraft Registration
N66897

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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