Delta MD90 near Sioux Falls on Dec 20th 2012, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: December 21, 2012 / 21:21:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1348

Aircraft Registration
N955DN

ICAO Type Designator
MD90

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N955DN performing flight DL-1348 from Minneapolis,MN to Tucson,AZ (USA), was enroute at FL300 about 70nm southwest of Sioux Falls,SD when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and decided to turn the aircraft around and divert to Sioux Falls Regional Airport, where the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The smoke detector was later identified defective.

A replacement MD-90 registration N908DA reached Tucson with a delay of 8 hours.

The incident aircraft positioned back to Minneapolis as flight DL-9938 about 7 hours after landing and resumed service the following day.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N955DN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
Manufacturer
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model / Type
MD-90-30
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
MD90
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 20, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1348

Aircraft Registration
N955DN

ICAO Type Designator
MD90

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