NTSB Identification: CEN12LA457
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC (D.B.A. AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, INC.)
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Peoria, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2013
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC CL-600-2C10, registration: N502AE
Injuries: 1 Serious,56 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.

While on approach to the airport, the flight crew smelled smoke in the airplane. The airplane landed without incident and the crew directed an emergency ground egress. During the ground egress, one passenger broke her ankle. A postflight review of the airplane found that the airplane was operating on a single environmental pack that failed during the final approach, resulting in ambient air entering the airplane via the ram air inlet. An assessment of the airplane did not find any on-board sources of smoke. However, smoke from a large house fire was present along the airplane's approach path and likely was the source of smoke detected by the crew.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The emergency ground egress during which a passenger broke her ankle. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the environmental system, which allowed smoke from a nearby house fire to enter the airplane.

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