Cargolux B744 near Shannon on Mar 14th 2014, cargo fire indication

Last Update: March 16, 2014 / 07:06:08 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-765

Aircraft Registration
LX-SCV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Cargolux Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration LX-SCV performing flight CV-765 from Aguadilla (Puerto Rico) to Maastricht (Netherlands) with 2 crew and a cargo of flowers, was enroute at FL370 about 120nm east of Shannon (Ireland) over the Irish Sea when the crew declared emergency reporting a cargo fire indication. The aircraft descended and set course to divert to Cardiff,WL (UK) but stopped the descent at 4000 feet, climbed back to FL100 and diverted to Shannon advising they would vacate the runway after landing. The aircraft landed safely on runway 24 in low visibility about one hour after declaring emergency and about 40 minutes after aborting the approach to Cardiff. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The airline reported the main deck fire warning was caused by moisture from the flowers on board of the aircraft.

Metars Cardiff:
EGFF 140720Z 00000KT 0050 R12/0125 FG VV/// 04/04 Q1029
EGFF 140650Z VRB03KT 0000 R12/0125 FG VV/// 04/03 Q1029
EGFF 140620Z VRB03KT 0000 R12/0150 FG VV/// 03/03 Q1029
EGFF 140550Z 09005KT 0900 R12/P1500 FG NSC 02/02 Q1029
EGFF 140520Z AUTO 06005KT 0600 R12/1400 FG NCD 02/02 Q1029
EGFF 140450Z 08006KT 1600 BR NSC 03/03 Q1028
EGFF 140420Z 08005KT 1500 BR NSC 03/02 Q1029
EGFF 140350Z 09005KT 1400 BR NSC 03/02 Q1029
EGFF 140320Z 05005KT 2200 BR NSC 04/04 Q1029
EGFF 140250Z AUTO 07005KT 1900 BR NCD 04/03 Q1029
EGFF 140220Z 06006KT 2000 BR NSC 04/03 Q1029

Metars Shannon:
EINN 140700Z 25007KT 6000 FEW001 BKN008 07/07 Q1030 BECMG BKN015
EINN 140630Z 21004KT 1500 -DZ FEW001 BKN005 07/07 Q1029 NOSIG
EINN 140600Z 24004KT 1500 -DZ FEW002 BKN004 07/07 Q1029 NOSIG
EINN 140530Z 24003KT 1800 BR FEW003 BKN005 07/06 Q1029 NOSIG
EINN 140500Z 23003KT 1800 BR SCT001 BKN005 06/06 Q1030 NOSIG
EINN 140430Z 22006KT 1400 R24/P1500 R06/P1500 BR SCT001 BKN004 06/06 Q1030 NOSIG
EINN 140400Z 24009KT 1200 R24/P1500 R06/P1500 MIFG SCT001 BKN004 06/06 Q1030 NOSIG
EINN 140330Z 27004KT 1200 R24/P1500 R06/P1500 MIFG SCT001 BKN004 06/06 Q1030 NOSIG
EINN 140300Z 27009KT 1100 R24/P1500 R06/P1500 MIFG SCT001 BKN003 06/06 Q1030 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-765

Aircraft Registration
LX-SCV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5470 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5470 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways