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Incident - Oct. 30, 2005 - Calgary, None

The flight, operated by Alaska Airlines Inc., was scheduled to depart from N/A en route to Los Angeles,Calif..

Fatalities 0
Serious injuries0
Minor injuries0
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010

Factual Narrative

On October 10, 2005, Alaska Airlines flight 698, a Boeing 737-900, N317AS, had smoke enter the aft cabin of the airplane after the right engine discharged a large quantity of smoke and flame from the tailpipe during the startup sequence. The 6 crew and 113 passengers conducted an emergency evacuation. There were no injuries or damage to the airplane. Flight 698 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight to Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California (KLAX). The incident is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010