Cessna 550 Citation 11, G-VUEA, 21 April 2003

Cessna 550 Citation 11, G-VUEA


The aircraft was on a positioning flight with only two flight crew on board. Whilst being vectored for an approach at Manchester, the cabin completely filled with smoke. Emergency drills were partially completed, with a safe expeditious landing taking priority. Examination of the cabin defog fan revealed a seized bearing which had lead to overheating which produced the smoke. The position of the fan in the air conditioning system meant that smoke continued to be drawn into the cabin for some time after electrical power to the fan had been isolated.

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Published 10 December 2014