Fedex MD10 near Tulsa on Jun 7th 2022, fire on cargo deck

Last Update: June 8, 2022 / 13:50:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-463

Aircraft Registration
N306FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD10

A Fedex Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-10, registration N306FE performing flight FX-463 from Sacramento,CA to Memphis,TN (USA) with 3 crew, was enroute at FL310 about 40nm northwest of Tulsa,OK (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Tulsa due to a fire indication in the cargo bay. On approach the crew reported they now got an additional cargo fire alert in the aft cargo area. The crew requested runway 18L and landed safely about 18 minutes after leaving FL310. Tower reported seeing no smoke from the aircraft. Emergency services reported a heat signature prompting the crew to evacuate the aircraft. Both runways at Tulsa were closed for about 30 minutes while emergency services put the fire out.

Tower advised other aircraft on approach that the airport was closed to an evacuation on the runway, the Fedex aircraft was actually on fire.

Tulsa Fire Department reported the crew evacuated safely, both runways were closed for about 30 minutes. The aircraft was towed to the cargo apron soon after the fire was put out. A number of aircraft decided to divert as result.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 19 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N306FE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-10-30F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD10
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 7, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-463

Aircraft Registration
N306FE

ICAO Type Designator
MD10

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