Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SkyWest Airlines, Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER, N796SK: Accident occurred July 02, 2017 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Denver, CO
Accident Number: DCA17LA182
Date & Time: 07/02/2017, 1319 CDT
Registration: N796SK
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC CL 600 2C10
Injuries: 59 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled

On July 02, 2017, about 1319 central daylight time, SkyWest Airlines flight 5869, a Bombardier CL 600-2C10, N796SK, experienced a left engine undercowl fire while landing at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Denver, CO. The flight crew reported that they received a L ENG SRG OPEN caution followed by a L ENG FIRE warning after stowing the thrust reversers. Both fire extinguishing bottles were discharged but the fire continued. Fire was observed at the left engine inlet, left engine aft pylon, and on the ground below the left nacelle and an emergency evacuation was initiated on the taxiway. The fire was extinguished by airport rescue and firefighting. There were no injuries to the 59 passengers and crew members onboard. The airplane was substantially damaged by the fire. The airplane was operating as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 scheduled passenger flight from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (KASE), Aspen, Colorado, to KDEN. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N796SK
Model/Series: CL 600 2C10 700C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
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Departure Point: Aspen, CO (ASE)
Destination: Denver, CO 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 56 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 59 None
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