Nippon Cargo B748 near Whitehorse on May 23rd 2013, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: May 24, 2013 / 19:32:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
JA13KZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800, registration JA13KZ performing freight flight KZ-159 from New York JFK,NY to Anchorage,AK (USA) with 5 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 75nm west of Whitehorse,YT (Canada) when the crew received an upper cargo deck smoke indication, turned around and diverted to Whitehorse for a safe landing about 25 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported a post flight examination determined the smoke indication was false.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2013

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
JA13KZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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