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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 2 januari 1996
Tijd:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 2000
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Crossair
Registratie: HB-IZA
Constructienummer: 004
Bouwjaar: 1993-03-17 (2 years 10 months)
Motoren: 2 Allison AE2100A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Zwitserland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Zwitserland
Vluchtnummer:LX731
Beschrijving:
While established on the ILS during an approach to runway 23 at Genève-Cointrin Airport, Switzerland, smoke was noticed in the forward passenger cabin.
A flight attendant noted a small hole in the floor with a bright light and smoke billowing from the hole. She warned the flight crew and went back into the cabin to fetch a halon fire extinguisher. After landing the aircraft was steered onto taxiway C where an evacuation was carried out.
By the time fire fighters entered the aircraft a 5 cm wide hole had burned through the floor.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE
The incident was caused by a short circuit in the cabin floor after a heating system isolation fault.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: Nr. 1615
Download report: Final report


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Marseille-Provence Airport en Genève-Cointrin Airport bedraagt 317 km (198 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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