Incident to the Airbus A320 registered B-22317 and operated by TransAsia Airways on 07/24/2016 en route [Investigation led by ASC / Taiwan]

Fumée en cabine, en croisière

Responsible entity

Taiwan - ASC

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Taiwanese authorities:

On July 24, 2016, TransAsia Airways passenger flight GE367, an Airbus A320 aircraft, registration number B-22317, took off from Taichung Airport at 1448 Taipei local time for Macau Airport. After level flight, a cabin crew member saw smoke emanating from the water heater with burnt odor in rear galley. She pulled out the circuit breakers (CB) of water heater and other galley appliances right away, then applied the Halon extinguisher to the suspected fire/smoke area. Then the smoke stopped. The flight continued and landed at Macau at 1604 without further incident.