Allegiant MD83 near Knoxville on Apr 30th 2018, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: May 1, 2018 / 18:46:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-676

Aircraft Registration
N876GA

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

An Allegiant McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration N876GA performing flight G4-676 from Orlando Sanford,FL to Flint,MI (USA) with 150 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Knoxville,TN (USA) when the crew received a smoke indication for the mid cargo compartment. The crew decided to divert to Knoxville and advised ATC that they believed it was a sensor malfunction though they couldn't be sure, however, the cargo compartment was empty, nonetheless the fire suppression had been activated. The aircraft landed safely in Knoxville about 16 minutes later. Attending emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

A replacement A320-200 registration N233NV continued the journey and reached Flint with a delay of 6.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 7 hours, then positioned back to Orlando Sanford, where the aircraft is still on the ground about 20 hours after landing in Sanford.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 30, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
G4-676

Aircraft Registration
N876GA

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

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