9 Air B738 near Changsa on Mar 1st 2022, cargo smoke

Last Update: March 1, 2022 / 16:08:15 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
9 Air

Flight number
AQ-1305

Destination
Yichang, China

Aircraft Registration
B-221M

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A 9 Air Boeing 737-800, registration B-221M performing flight AQ-1305 from Guangzhou to Yichang (China) with 105 people on board, was enroute at 8100 meters (FL266) about 130nm south of Changsha (China) and about 280nm short of the destination when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and diverted to Changsha for a safe landing about 30 minutes later. The passengers were evacuated via slides.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Changsha about 14 hours after landing.

The airline reported a replacement aircraft reached Yichang about 5 hours later.

China's Civil Aviation Authority reported three pieces of luggage showed burn marks, the CAA does not rule out there were illegal items (batteries) in the luggage.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
9 Air

Flight number
AQ-1305

Destination
Yichang, China

Aircraft Registration
B-221M

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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