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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : rdu|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 2000|
msl bound upper : 2000
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : rdu|
tower : rdu
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 250|
flight time total : 4200
flight time type : 3000
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified cockpit|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Smoke filling the cabin/cockpit which the cause is unknown at this time. Flight was approaching the raleigh durham airport and landed safely and west/O incident. Source of the smoke is unknown, however passenger indicated the smoke was coming from the floor. The flight involved a crew of 2 and no F/a. The first officer evacuate/evacuation'd the passenger safely. What exactly caused the smoke is still being investigated and is being studied by the company maintenance personnel. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following: maintenance found a compressor seal had broken allowing vapor to enter the cockpit and cabin area through the air conditioning system. Aircraft evacuate/evacuation'd with no injuries. Problem proved to be of no consequence and the aircraft was back in service shortly.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: SMOKE ENTERED THE COCKPIT AND CABIN AREA. ACFT EVACUATED AFTER LANDING ROLLOUT.
Narrative: SMOKE FILLING THE CABIN/COCKPIT WHICH THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. FLT WAS APCHING THE RALEIGH DURHAM ARPT AND LANDED SAFELY AND W/O INCIDENT. SOURCE OF THE SMOKE IS UNKNOWN, HOWEVER PAX INDICATED THE SMOKE WAS COMING FROM THE FLOOR. THE FLT INVOLVED A CREW OF 2 AND NO F/A. THE F/O EVAC'D THE PAX SAFELY. WHAT EXACTLY CAUSED THE SMOKE IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED AND IS BEING STUDIED BY THE COMPANY MAINT PERSONNEL. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: MAINT FOUND A COMPRESSOR SEAL HAD BROKEN ALLOWING VAPOR TO ENTER THE COCKPIT AND CABIN AREA THROUGH THE AIR CONDITIONING SYS. ACFT EVAC'D WITH NO INJURIES. PROB PROVED TO BE OF NO CONSEQUENCE AND THE ACFT WAS BACK IN SVC SHORTLY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.