Arabia A320 at Khartoum on Jan 9th 2018, fire in cabin

Last Update: January 18, 2018 / 17:55:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G9-666

Aircraft Registration
JY-PTD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Arabia Jordan Airbus A320-200, registration JY-PTD performing flight G9-666 from Khartoum (Sudan) to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) with 103 people on board, was climbing through FL110 out of Khartoum when the crew reported a fire in the cabin and decided to return to Khartoum. Cabin crew in the meantime were able to put the fire out. The aircraft landed safely on Khartoum's runway 18 about 13 minutes after departure.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Khartoum for about 69 hours after landing back, then resumed service.

On Jan 18th 2018 Sudan's AAICD reported that shortly after takeoff smoke appeared from an overhead locker. The crew brought the fire under control quickly. The aircraft returned to Khartoum for a landing without further incident. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the AAICD.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 9, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G9-666

Aircraft Registration
JY-PTD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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