El Al B744 near Goose Bay on Jan 14th 2018, wheel well fire indication

Last Update: January 19, 2018 / 20:50:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-8

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An El Al Boeing 747-400, registration 4X-ELA performing flight LY-8 (sched. dep Jan 13th, act. dep Jan 14th) from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was enroute at FL330 about 220nm east of Goose Bay,NL (Canada) when the crew declared emergency, descended the aircraft to FL180 and lowered the gear. The crew subsequently advised that they did receive a wheel well fire indication, they were unable to determine which wheel well, there was no associated temperature indication. The aircraft diverted to Goose Bay for a safe landing about 70 minutes later.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration 4X-ELC was dispatched from New York to Goose Bay as flight LY-1008 and is estimated to depart Goose Bay for Tel Aviv any time.

On Jan 19th 2018 Canada's TSB reported emergency services found no fire during their check on the runway and carried out another check when the aircraft had arrived at the apron. The operator's maintenance determined an indication problem and released the aircraft back to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-8

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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