Thai AirAsia A20N near Haikou on Mar 13th 2018, engine fire indication

Last Update: March 14, 2018 / 21:09:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FD-761

Departure
Macau, Macau

Aircraft Registration
HS-CBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

A Thai AirAsia Airbus A320-200N, registration HS-CBG performing flight FD-761 from Macau (Macau) to Bangkok Don Muang (Thailand) with 140 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 90nm westsouthwest of Haikou (China) when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (CFM Leap), shut the engine down and activated the fire suppression. The aircraft drifted down to FL240 and diverted to Udon Thani (Thailand), located about 370nm further westsouthwest, for a safe landing.

A replacement Airbus A320-200 registration HS-BBT resumed the flight and reached Bangkok with a delay of about 4 hours.

The airline reported the engine was examined however nothing out of the ordinary was found. The investigation into the cause of the fire indication is continuing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
FD-761

Departure
Macau, Macau

Aircraft Registration
HS-CBG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320-200N

ICAO Type Designator
A20N

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