Malta B738 near Thessaloniki on Jul 3rd 2020, smoke indication

Last Update: July 3, 2020 / 21:16:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-170

Destination
Athens, Greece

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Malta Air Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Ryanair, registration 9H-QDT performing flight FR-170 from Berlin Schoenefeld (Germany) to Athens (Greece) with 158 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 20nm south of Thessaloniki when a smoke detector activated. The crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Thessaloniki for a safe landing on runway 16 about 23 minutes later. The smoke indication was determined false.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Thessaloniki about 6.5 hours after landing.

A replacement Ryanair Boeing 737-800 registration EI-DPV reached Athens with a delay of 3.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 3, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Malta Air

Flight number
FR-170

Destination
Athens, Greece

Aircraft Registration
9H-QDT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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