Virgin Australia B738 near Newcastle on Feb 1st 2019, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: February 1, 2019 / 19:17:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-938

Aircraft Registration
VH-VOT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VOT performing flight VA-938 from Brisbane,QL to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 170 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 70nm northwest of Newcastle,NS (Australia) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Newcastle. The aircraft landed safely on Newcastle's runway 12 about 20 minutes later. The passengers disembarked normally and were bussed to Sydney.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Newcastle due to a warning indication in the cargo hold.

The occurrence aircraft positioned to Melbourne,VI (Australia) departing Newcastle about 7 hours after landing, but has not yet resumed service about 19 hours after landing in Newcastle.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VOT
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
407
ICAO Aircraft Type
B407
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 1, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-938

Aircraft Registration
VH-VOT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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