Saturday, August 28, 2021

Boeing 737-990(ER), N479AS: Accident occurred August 23, 2021 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (KSEA) , King County, Washington

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration
Alaska Airlines; Seattle, Washington 
Air Line Pilots Association

Alaska Airlines Inc

Location: SeaTac, WA 
Accident Number: DCA21LA208
Date & Time: August 23, 2021, 20:45 Local 
Registration: N479AS
Aircraft: Boeing 737-990ER 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Minor, 130 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N479AS
Model/Series: 737-990ER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 6 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Minor, 124 None
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Minor, 130 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.443719,-122.31173 

SEATTLE — A passenger's cellphone overheated and caused sparks after an Alaska Airlines flight landed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday evening, forcing the crew to deploy evacuation slides to get everyone on board to safety.

A spokesperson for Alaska Airlines said a passenger's cellphone on flight 751 New Orleans-Seattle started to overheat before causing sparks. The aircraft crew used a battery containment bag to extinguish the smoke, the spokesperson said.

Hazy conditions in the aircraft cabin forced the crew to deploy evacuation slides to get the guests off the plane.

A tweet from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said the passengers were transported by bus to the terminal, some with minor injuries. There were no impacts to airport operations.

There were 129 passengers and six crew members on board the flight, according to the spokesperson. Two people had to go to a nearby hospital for treatment.

1 comment:

  1. Surprising that the E-cigs and vape pens allowed in carry-on's aren't doing the same thing on aircraft. Good to know the FA's have battery containment bags and know to use one.

    Some examples: