Air Accidents Investigation Branch report

Boeing 737-804, G-GDFJ, 19 October 2012

Boeing 737-804, G-GDFJ


As the aircraft commenced its takeoff roll, both pilots commented on a strange smell. A few seconds later, due to what appeared to be smoke in the cabin, the Cabin Service Director (CSD) alerted the flight crew to an emergency situation. The takeoff was abandoned and the aircraft stopped on the runway. Visual inspection by the commander confirmed the appearance of a significant amount of smoke in the cabin. He ordered an immediate evacuation, during which one passenger suffered a serious injury. No source for the smoke was identified but excessive moisture in the air conditioning system was identified as a possible factor. The operator subsequently amended its maintenance procedures.

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