Cargolux B748 at Los Angeles on Oct 30th 2022, wheel well fire indication

Last Update: October 31, 2022 / 18:56:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-4327

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Cargolux Boeing 747-8 freighter, registration LX-VCH performing flight CV-4327 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg) with 3 crew, was climbing out of Los Angeles' runway 25L when the crew reported a wheel well fire indication and stopped the climb at 5000 feet. Subsequently the crew advised the indication had extinguished and requested to climb to 8000 feet to dump fuel. After climbing to 8000 feet the crew advised they needed to immediately land on runway 07L, the fire indication had re-occurred. The aircraft landed on runway 07L about 25 minutes after departure, emergency services reported everything appeared normal on the aircraft, no fire visible. The crew requested to shut the engines down on the runway and the emergency services to check their wheels/brake, they had done an overweight landing. The aircraft subsequently taxied to the apron.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 15 hours, then departed again to Luxembourg landing there. The aircraft is still on the ground in Luxembourg about 8 hours after landing in Luxembourg.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-4327

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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