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Safety Recommendation Report: Preventing Windshield Arcing, Smoke, and Fire on Bombardier DHC-8 Airplanes

Executive Summary

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge Bombardier, Inc., to take action on the safety recommendations in this letter. These recommendations are intended to prevent the recurrence of windshield arcing, smoke, fire, and overheating on Bombardier DHC-8 airplanes. They are derived from the NTSB’s investigation of a June 5, 2015, incident involving United Express flight 4776 (operated by CommutAir) as it approached Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut. As a result of this investigation, the NTSB is issuing five safety recommendations to Bombardier, Inc.

Probable Cause

​ For Probable Cause information, and further accident narratives, see the accident entry in the aviation database.

Accident Location: Windsor Locks , CT    
Accident Date: 6/5/2015
Accident ID: ENG15IA024

Date Adopted: 3/11/2016
NTSB Number: ASR-16-01
NTIS Number:  

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