BE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
Today's YVR-YYZ 772 Flight ACA34 (I believe) had an interesting last 30 minutes or so. Co-worker was on the flight, and one of the seats (near the back, starboard side) started to smoke. Apparently the IFE was turned off for that side (not all of the IFE apparently though!!). Since it was close to YYZ anyway, they continued there - met by equipement on the runway, and after a check on the runway, taxied to the gate.
Didn't turn out too bad after all - but apparently a fair bit of concern by those on board...there was enough smoke to be noticeable (visible and smelly!).
I haven't been on the AC 772 yet - is the IFE more or less the same as the rest of the fleet (like the 32x I was on today). Or is it something new.
And, is there a history of IFE excitement on the 772?
Tonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1658 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4242 times:
I had this on a 777 once before a number of years ago. The screen just seemed to implode...or at least melt in on itself letting out a lot of smoke. But we switched the (entire) system off and in the end we did not need to discharge a BCF. Oddly enough we too were about 30 mins or so from landing!
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DC10sRULE From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
I remember flying BA from YYZ-LHR in 2000 and the AVOD screen on my B777 was hot to touch. I also recall the screen turning off for minutes at a time (perhaps to cool down?) or was it just defective?
Since then, this is the first I've heard of smoke coming from AVOD screens.
Comparatively, I don't think the NWA A330 or ACA A319 screens were as hot as the ones on BA.
WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3976 times:
Quoting BE77 (Thread starter): Didn't turn out too bad after all - but apparently a fair bit of concern by those on board...there was enough smoke to be noticeable (visible and smelly!).
That's something I do NOT need on an airplane: smoke or fire!!! This is the only thing that really scares me about flying if anybody says: do you smell fire or smoke? Then you'd better pick an airport right away and bring that b**** on the ground! It always reminds me of SR111
YULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3167 times:
Quoting BE77 (Thread starter): I haven't been on the AC 772 yet - is the IFE more or less the same as the rest of the fleet (like the 32x I was on today). Or is it something new.
I think it is constant throughout the entire AC fleet, as all are brand new and being installed (exception was the 345 with an older system, but these are now gone from the fleet). 320 and 77W have the exact same IFE, screens and programs anyway. Are games finally installed by the way? None was in December...
BE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
Thanks for the info - sounds like it has happened, and will continue to happen...not necessarily a reassuring thought at some level - especially since I was watching a movie on an Airbii flight YYC - YYZ at the same time.
Also - I don't think there are games (I gave up looking some time ago) - what annoys me is that the map doesn't work (in all the years, I had it working once, for one flight). Not a real problem over Canada if it is clear - I can usually figure out where I am from too many trips at both 37,000 feet and 7000 feet. Would be nice though on cloudy days.
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
Quoting BE77 (Reply 11): what annoys me is that the map doesn't work (in all the years, I had it working once, for one flight)
The map is currently only usable on the CRJ705s, as a test run I think. I had one flight with the map, but the flight wasn't programmed . I have no idea why they don't make it available on the rest of the fleet.
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