NTSB Identification: CEN12IA662
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Friday, September 21, 2012 in Denver, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/13/2014
Aircraft: CANADAIR LTD CL-600 Challenger, registration: N125PS
Injuries: 10 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
While in cruise flight, the pilots detected smoke emanating from the galley area. They diverted to an alternate airport and landed without incident. Examination of the airplane revealed that a contact pad inside the galley’s water heater assembly thermostat casing had come loose and wedged between the bimetallic strips, which allowed the heater mat to continue to operate and resulted in an overheat condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: The internal failure of the galley heater mat’s thermostat, which resulted in an overheat condition. Full narrative available
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