China Southern B738 at Zhuhai on Mar 5th 2019, rejected takeoff due to engine and APU fire indications

Last Update: March 6, 2019 / 17:16:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3773

Departure
Zhuhai, China

Destination
Changde, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5165

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A China Southern Boeing 737-800, registration B-5165 performing flight CZ-3773 from Zhuhai to Changde (China) with 138 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Zhuhai's runway 05 when the crew received multple fire indications for at least one engine (CFM56) and the APU prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely and came to a stop about abeam the terminal buildings about 1800 meters/5900 feet down the runway. An emergency evacuation was performed via slides. No injuries are being reported, emergency services found no trace of undue fire, heat or smoke.

The airline confirmed the crew rejected takeoff after receiving engine and APU fire indications. The 138 passengers were safely evacuated. Maintenance subsequently found no evidence of any fire, the fire indications were identified false. Nonetheless, another aircraft has been dispatched to conduct the flight.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration B-6067 reached Changde with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 5, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CZ-3773

Departure
Zhuhai, China

Destination
Changde, China

Aircraft Registration
B-5165

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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