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Occurrence No.: A17A0087 Occurrence Type: INCIDENT REPORTABLE
Class: CLASS 5 Reportable Type: SMOKE OR FIRE (iii)
Date: 2017-12-24 Time: 15:14:00 UTC
Location: CYYR - GOOSE BAY
Country: CANADA Province: NEWFOUNDLAND AND
Ground Injuries: Fatal: 0 Minor: 0
Serious: 0 Unknown: 0
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Registration: C-GGFP Operator: JAZZ AVIATION LP
Manufacturer: DE HAVILLAND Operator Type: COMMERCIAL
Model: DHC-8-400 CARS Sub Part: 705 - AIRLINER
Injuries: Fatal: 0 Minor: 0
Serious: 0 None: 43
C-GGFP, a Dash 8-402 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation LP was conducting flight JZA8899 from
Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl., NS (CYHZ). During de-icing at CYYR, the de-ice
truck ran out of fluid. JZA8899 selected bleed air from the auxiliary power unit (APU) for heat, while
waiting for the truck to return. The APU ingested de-ice fluid, and the cabin filled with a blue haze.
The cabin crew advised the flight crew that they believed it may be a fire, and the captain ordered
a rapid deplanement. All passengers and crew excited the aircraft without injury, and were
escorted across the ramp to the terminal. ARFF responded to the aircraft.
The operator’s maintenance, completed a one hour ground run to ensure no residual deice fluid
was in the aircraft environment system, and the aircraft was returned to service.
Out the 1L door (air stairs) with pep-in-your-step, and should be without your carry-on bags. One convenience of a smaller aircraft without escape slides!
I believe if they could get away with it, they'd configure the 777 etc as a one aisle aircraft.
This reason is why they can't.