Incident at Calgary, Alberta


1996-12-10: Moments after AAL1876 departed runway 16 at Calgary, the crew advised Calgary Tower that they had a possible fire on board and that they were returning to land. The aircraft landed safely on runway 16 without further incident. The aircraft was taxied to the ramp area. There was a total of 119 SOB and 3 1/2 hours of fuel. UPDATE: A second departure resulted in the same smell and the aircraft once again returned to Calgary. The aircraft was subsequently ferried to Chicago where an intensive inspection found plastic film in one of the galley ovens. The aircraft is now back in service.


CADORS Number 1996C0461
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-11-02 - 15:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model MD-80 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL1876
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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