American B772 over Atlantic on Mar 27th 2019, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: March 29, 2019 / 11:36:48 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 27, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-104

Aircraft Registration
N773AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N773AN performing flight AA-104 (dep Mar 26th) from New York JFK,NY (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 247 passengers and 14 crew, was enroute at FL390 more than 250nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew set course to Shannon reporting they had an aft cargo smoke indication. They believed the indication was false, however, enacted the whole checklist and had discharged the fire suppression. The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 06 more than 40 minutes later. Attending emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then continued the journey to London reaching the destination with a delay of 2.5 hours. The aircraft departed for the return flight AA-105 and is estimated to reach New York with a delay of 50 minutes.

On Mar 29th 2019 authorities updated the previously indicated 119 people on board to 247 passengers and 14 crew.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 27, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-104

Aircraft Registration
N773AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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