Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary DCA21LA208

SeaTac, WA, USA

Aircraft #1


BOEING 737-990ER


Even though an overheated passenger cell phone was put into a battery containment bag (BCB) by the cabin crew, a large amount of smoke remained in the cabin with a strong acrid smell. As a result, the captain commanded an evacuation on taxiway A spot 6A at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Seattle Washington. One passenger broke their elbow while descending on the evacuation slide.

Probable Cause and Findings

The passenger’s use of the evacuation slide resulted in the serious injury.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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