Baltic B733 over Baltic Sea on Jun 13th 2018, suspected fire on board prompts intercept by fighter aircraft
Last Update: June 14, 2018 / 15:00:06 GMT/Zulu time
Swedish armed forces reported an Air Baltic 737 had discovered some sort of fire on board south of Gotland and declared emergency. The armed forces decided to dispatch a JAS aircraft from Kallinge (Sweden) to escort the Boeing and inspect the aircraft from the outside. No smoke was seen emanating from the 737. The armed forces received a big thanks from Air Baltic for the escort and support in inspecting the aircraft from the outside.
A passenger reported that the captain informed them about a fire warning on board. Emergency services received the aircraft in Copenhagen and inspected the aircraft without finding anything abnormal.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Copenhagen for 12.5 hours, then positioned back to Riga. The aircraft returned to service about 5 hours after landing back in Riga and about 19 hours after landing in Copenhagen.
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