Event Details

Title:APU fumes, BAe 146-200, G-JEAW
Micro summary:APU fumes prompt the captain of this BAe-146 to terminate the flight.
Event Time:2005-12-07 at 1805
File Name:2005-12-07-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G2005/12/11
Diversion Airport:Southampton Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Site of event:Taxi to holding point B1; Southampton Airport, Hampshire
Departure:Southampton Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Destination:Southampton Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Airplane Type(s):BAe 146-200
Flight Phase:Taxi
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:8
Other Injuries:0
Diverted to:Southampton Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Executive Summary:During pushback and the taxi for departure on the fifth sector of the day, with the auxiliary power unit (APU) bleed air source selected, the cabin crew and a number of passengers detected fumes in the cabin. Two cabin crew members experienced physiological effects. Inspection of the aircraft revealed the presence of de-icing fluid in the APU air intake. The probable cause of the incident was contamination of the cabin air supply from the ingestion of de-icing fluid into the APU compressor. The aircraft had been de-iced prior to the first sector of the day.
Learning Keywords:Systems - APU Fire
Close match:APU fire on a Boeing 737-300 landing at Colorado Springs, April 16, 1997
APU fire and uncommanded evacaution, Boeing 727-227, April 19, 1998
APU fire on ground, Boeing 767, February 20, 1996


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