Polar Cargo B744 near Petropavlovsk on Mar 14th 2020, fire indication on board
Last Update: March 16, 2020 / 22:41:37 GMT/Zulu time
A local Russian media reported according to preliminary data the Boeing attempted to divert to Petropavlovsk due to a fire on board.
Russian aviation fora report the aircraft attempted to divert to Petropavlovsk reporting "something like a fire".
Russia's news agency TASS reported four domestic flights could not land in Petropavlovsk and diverted due to a "Pacific Cyclone" with heavy snow fall and winds of up to 40 knots affected the southern part of Kamchatka (including Petropavlovsk). The agency later reported the crew received a fire indication on board and could not land in Petropavlovsk, too, and diverted to Shemya.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Shemya for about 26.5 hours, then continued the flight to Tokyo and continued service.
On Mar 16th 2020 the FAA reported the crew received a fire warning indication and ultimately diverted to Shemya,AK (USA) for a safe landing. The indication was determined to have been faulty, there was no active fire.
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