NTSB Identification: NYC91LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44894.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 28, 1991 in EAST BOSTON, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-82, registration: N819NY
Injuries: 2 Serious,126 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE AIRPLANE WAS TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF, WHEN THE COCKPIT FILLED WITH SMOKE. THE CAPTAIN STOPPED THE AIRPLANE ON A TAXIWAY AND ORDERED AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION. AN EXAMINATION REVEALED A FUSE HOLDER FOR A COCKPIT INSTRUMENT HAD MALFUNCTIONED AND CAUSED THE FIRE/SMOKE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE MALFUNCTION OF AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT IN THE COCKPIT, WHICH RESULTED IN SMOKE AND THE SUBSEQUENT EMERGENCY EVACUATION OF THE PASSENGERS FROM THE AIRPLANE.
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