Atlas B744 near Chicago on Nov 28th 2022, cargo fire indication

Last Update: November 29, 2022 / 19:26:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
CMB-517

Destination
Poznan, Poland

Aircraft Registration
N480MC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 on behalf of US Transportation Command, registration N480MC performing flight CMB-517 from Topeka,KS (USA) to Poznan (Poland) with about 300 soldiers on board, was enroute at FL330 about 130nm southwest of Chicago O'Hare,IL when the crew declared emergency reporting a fire indication for the forward cargo bay. The aircraft diverted to Chicago where the aircraft landed safely on runway 28C about 25 minutes after leaving FL330.

Chicago Fire Department reported 300 soldiers disembarked and boarded waiting busses.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted to Chicago due to a potential malfunction in the cargo bay. All occupants disembarked safely after emergency services inspected the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 21 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N480MC
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-422
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
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
Nov 28, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
CMB-517

Destination
Poznan, Poland

Aircraft Registration
N480MC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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