Canada B772 over Pacific on Feb 4th 2018, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: February 12, 2018 / 22:41:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-34

Aircraft Registration
C-FIUF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200, registration C-FIUF performing flight AC-34 (departure Feb 5th) from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 247 people on board, was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean about 880nm southwest of Honolulu,HI (USA) when the crew received an aft cargo smoke indication, declared Mayday and decided to divert to Honolulu. The crew discharged two fire bottles into the cargo hold. The cabin was prepared for an abnormal landing at Honolulu. The aircraft landed safely in Honolulu about 105 minutes later. Emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The Canadian TSB reported the aft lower cargo smoke detector was replaced, the tube inspection however revealed no faults. The Arinc Signal Gateway P84 A15 and A12 was replaced, the circuit breakers closed (which were opened in step 1 of trouble shooting), a successful install test conducted. Due to the discharge of fire bottles the regulator filter as well as all 5 fire bottles were replaced.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Honolulu for about 24 hours, then continued the journey and reached Vancouver as flight AC-2134 with a delay of 24 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 4, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-34

Aircraft Registration
C-FIUF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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