British Airways B772 over Atlantic on Mar 19th 2019, cargo smoke indication
Last Update: April 1, 2019 / 21:27:15 GMT/Zulu time
A passenger reported the captain announced there was an alarm, a potential fire indication, for the forward cargo hold.
A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration G-VIIJ was dispatched from London Heathrow to St. John's as flight BA-9156 but has not yet departed from St. John's about 5.5 hours after landing.
The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground in St. John's about 18 hours after landing.
On Apr 1st 2019 the Canadian TSB reported after receiving the forward cargo fire indication the crew worked the related checklist, declared Mayday and descended off the North Atlantic Tracks towards St. John's. The fire bottles (plural) were discharged, the fire indication however persisted. After landing emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke. The TSB reported the fire warning detector was considered faulty and was replaced. The fire extinguishers were replaced, too.
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