TransAsia Airways Flight GE367 Occurrence Initial Report
On July 24, 2016, TransAsia Airways passenger flight GE367, an Airbus A320 aircraft, registration number B-22317, took off from Taichung Airport at 1448 Taipei local time for Macau Airport. After level flight, a cabin crew member saw smoke emanating from the water heater with burnt odor in rear galley. She pulled out the circuit breakers （CB） of water heater and other galley appliances right away, then applied the Halon extinguisher to the suspected fire/smoke area. Then the smoke stopped. The Captain checked the status with cabin crew then confirmed that no more safety concern. The flight continued and landed at Macau at 1604 without further incident. All 2 pilots, 6 cabin crew members and 99 passengers in total 107 on board were safe.
After receiving the notification, Aviation Safety Council （ASC） sent the investigators for cabin crew interviews, and requested the operator to provide crew reports, CVR （Cockpit Voice Recorder）, FDR （Flight Data Recorder） and water heater for investigation. The event is identified as an aviation occurrence according to Aviation Occurrence Investigation Act, and with reference to ICAO Annex 13. The Investigator-In-Charge and investigation team has been assigned to this investigation.
The factual data related to the occurrence will be released after the factual data report is completed.
Sherry Liu, Engineer