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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Super 80|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
flight attendant aircraft qualified on : 5
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 13|
flight attendant time total : 13
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other other : person 1|
|Resolutory Action||aircraft : evacuated|
none taken : detected after the fact
Deplaning had already begun. Most of first class had deplaned. The captain got on PA and informed passenger and crew that there was smoke coming from the aircraft, and to gather their belongings quickly, and expedite the deplaning process. Flight attendants helped those passenger who needed help gather their belongings (elderly and passenger with children). We heard a second PA telling us to really hurry and get your things, and get off the aircraft before smoke filled the jet bridge area. They also announced that a halon was being used downstairs, and that was the strange smell we were all being exposed to. All passenger deplaned without incident. Flight attendants then made 1 final check to be sure all cabin areas were clear. Opened bins, checked lavatories, etc. We then gathered our belongings and exited through forward entry door. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter stated the smoke with electrical burning odor was filling the forward cabin just as they were parking the aircraft and preparing to open the forward entry door to the jet bridge. The reporter said the captain was alerted to the smoke, and the passenger were quickly deplaned with the cabin attendants' assistance. The reporter stated that during the deplaning, a halon fire extinguisher was discharged into the lower electrical and electronics compartment, and could be smelled in the cabin. The reporter said the cause of the electrical smoke was not reported to the cabin crew. The reporter stated no injuries were incurred by the passenger or crew.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN MD80 ON TAXI INTO GATE HAD CABIN ATTENDANTS RPT ELECTRICAL SMOKE IN FORWARD CABIN. AIRPLANE EVACUATED THROUGH FORWARD ENTRY DOOR.
Narrative: DEPLANING HAD ALREADY BEGUN. MOST OF FIRST CLASS HAD DEPLANED. THE CAPT GOT ON PA AND INFORMED PAX AND CREW THAT THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE ACFT, AND TO GATHER THEIR BELONGINGS QUICKLY, AND EXPEDITE THE DEPLANING PROCESS. FLT ATTENDANTS HELPED THOSE PAX WHO NEEDED HELP GATHER THEIR BELONGINGS (ELDERLY AND PAX WITH CHILDREN). WE HEARD A SECOND PA TELLING US TO REALLY HURRY AND GET YOUR THINGS, AND GET OFF THE ACFT BEFORE SMOKE FILLED THE JET BRIDGE AREA. THEY ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT A HALON WAS BEING USED DOWNSTAIRS, AND THAT WAS THE STRANGE SMELL WE WERE ALL BEING EXPOSED TO. ALL PAX DEPLANED WITHOUT INCIDENT. FLT ATTENDANTS THEN MADE 1 FINAL CHK TO BE SURE ALL CABIN AREAS WERE CLR. OPENED BINS, CHKED LAVATORIES, ETC. WE THEN GATHERED OUR BELONGINGS AND EXITED THROUGH FORWARD ENTRY DOOR. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR STATED THE SMOKE WITH ELECTRICAL BURNING ODOR WAS FILLING THE FORWARD CABIN JUST AS THEY WERE PARKING THE ACFT AND PREPARING TO OPEN THE FORWARD ENTRY DOOR TO THE JET BRIDGE. THE RPTR SAID THE CAPT WAS ALERTED TO THE SMOKE, AND THE PAX WERE QUICKLY DEPLANED WITH THE CABIN ATTENDANTS' ASSISTANCE. THE RPTR STATED THAT DURING THE DEPLANING, A HALON FIRE EXTINGUISHER WAS DISCHARGED INTO THE LOWER ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS COMPARTMENT, AND COULD BE SMELLED IN THE CABIN. THE RPTR SAID THE CAUSE OF THE ELECTRICAL SMOKE WAS NOT RPTED TO THE CABIN CREW. THE RPTR STATED NO INJURIES WERE INCURRED BY THE PAX OR CREW.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.