Serious incident Bombardier CRJ-900LR N561NN, Friday 24 July 2020
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Date:Friday 24 July 2020
Time:08:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bombardier CRJ-900LR
Owner/operator:PSA Airlines, opf American Eagle
Registration: N561NN
MSN: 15346
Year of manufacture:2014
Engine model:GE CF34-8C5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:White Plains-Westchester County Airport, NY (HPN/KHPN)
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The arcing/overheating of the braid wire caused the fire event in the cockpit. Removal of the terminal block and sealant revealed an arcing hot spot where the failure occurred at power braid wire position A. There was no visible solder at the connection point of braid wire A, which led to the arcing of the power braid wire and the fire event in the cockpit.

Probable Cause: The windshield failed due to arcing from an inadequate solder connection at the anti-ice power terminal block.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ENG20LA043
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report




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01-Apr-2023 12:41 ASN Update Bot Added

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