UPS B763 near Boston on Apr 22nd 2012, odour, smoke in cockpit and cargo fire indication

Last Update: April 22, 2012 / 15:14:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2012

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-209

Destination
Cologne, Germany

Aircraft Registration
N332UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A UPS Boeing 767-300, registration N332UP performing flight 5X-209 from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Cologne (Germany), was enroute at FL330 about 40nm northnortheast of Boston,MA (USA) when the crew reported an odour in the cockpit, followed by smoke in the cockpit from the center pedestal possibly right radio. The crew decided to divert to Boston where the aircraft landed overweight and safely on runway 33L about 13 (!) minutes later and stopped on the runway reporting they had hot brakes and now also had a fire indication at the upper cargo deck containing hazmat, they believed however the fire indication was false. The crew shut the aircraft down and requested emergency services to use thermal imaging, a quick check of the cargo bay by them had not shown any trace of fire. Emergency services found no trace of fire.

The aircraft was subsequently towed to the cargo apron.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 22, 2012

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-209

Destination
Cologne, Germany

Aircraft Registration
N332UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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