Sunexpress B738 near Bucharest on Apr 7th 2018, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: April 7, 2018 / 19:57:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sunexpress

Flight number
XG-1381

Destination
Adana, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
D-ASXO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunexpress Boeing 737-800, registration D-ASXO performing flight XG-1381 (dep Apr 6th) from Dusseldorf (Germany) to Adana (Turkey) with 195 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 50nm west of Bucharest (Romania) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication, declared emergency and diverted to Bucharest's Otopeni Airport maintaining high speed (320 KIAS) below FL100. The aircraft landed safely on runway 08R about 20 minutes after leaving FL370, vacated the runway and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Bucharest about 22 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 7, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Sunexpress

Flight number
XG-1381

Destination
Adana, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
D-ASXO

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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