Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)


1996-04-22: The aircraft was parked on the ramp with only the crew on board. The flight attendant reported to the flight crew that there was smoke coming from the passenger service unit above seats 1C and 1D. Electrical power was turned off and a fire extinguisher was discharged into the area. Damage was limited to a burn through in the head liner. Maintenance determined that chaffed wires to the light ballast had shorted out and caused the fire. A survey of the company's other DHC-8-300 aircraft found two others with chaffed wiring. The company is now checking its DHC-8-100 aircraft as well. From a TSB Initial Notification.


CADORS Number 1994O0188
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-04-05 - 11:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYXU
Aerodrome Name LONDON ON (CYXU)
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, London International Airport
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GMON | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR ONTARIO INC. (5413) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 301
Year Built 1989
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning),Electrical problem

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