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|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zzz.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B777-200|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
flight attendant aircraft qualified on : 4
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 28|
flight attendant time total : 28
flight attendant time type : 90
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : diverted to another airport|
|Problem Areas||Cabin Crew Human Performance|
Passenger Human Performance
Flight Crew Human Performance
Electrical smell was noticed by crew and passenger in and around aft of coach; approximately row 36. I looked for laptops; ipods; other battery operated items that may be the cause -- found none. Notified captain smell did not go away. Investigated farther and called captain again. Passenger jumped up; grabbed child and yelled 'fire.' I got extinguisher out from 4R; gave it to flight attendant. She went forward. I called #1 flight attendant and cockpit. Smoke was noted; hot personal video unit -- no fire. We moved passenger; monitored area; and landed at a close airport.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PERSONAL VIDEO UNIT ABOARD B777 OVERHEATS. FLT DIVERTS.
Narrative: ELECTRICAL SMELL WAS NOTICED BY CREW AND PAX IN AND AROUND AFT OF COACH; APPROX ROW 36. I LOOKED FOR LAPTOPS; IPODS; OTHER BATTERY OPERATED ITEMS THAT MAY BE THE CAUSE -- FOUND NONE. NOTIFIED CAPT SMELL DID NOT GO AWAY. INVESTIGATED FARTHER AND CALLED CAPT AGAIN. PAX JUMPED UP; GRABBED CHILD AND YELLED 'FIRE.' I GOT EXTINGUISHER OUT FROM 4R; GAVE IT TO FLT ATTENDANT. SHE WENT FORWARD. I CALLED #1 FLT ATTENDANT AND COCKPIT. SMOKE WAS NOTED; HOT PERSONAL VIDEO UNIT -- NO FIRE. WE MOVED PAX; MONITORED AREA; AND LANDED AT A CLOSE ARPT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.