Virgin Atlantic A332 near Shannon on Aug 15th 2018, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: August 15, 2018 / 22:05:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-34

Aircraft Registration
G-VWND

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-200, registration G-VWND performing flight VS-34 (dep Aug 14th) from Antigua (Antigua) to London Gatwick,EN (UK) with 280 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 160nm south of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported an aft cargo smoke indication and diverted to Shannon for a safe landing on runway 24 about 35 minutes later. The aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail. The passengers disembarked. Emergency services subsequently inspected the cargo hold but did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

A replacement Airbus A340-600 registration G-VYOU was dispatched to Shannon, resumed the flight and reached Gatwick with a delay of 8.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Shannon for 13.5 hours, then positioned to London Gatwick.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 15, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-34

Aircraft Registration
G-VWND

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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