Air France B773 near Paris on Mar 22nd 2014, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: March 23, 2014 / 19:17:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-456

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air France Boeing 777-300, registration F-GSQC performing flight AF-456 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil), had just reached cruise level 310 about 95nm southwest of Paris when the crew declared emergency reporting a cargo smoke indication and returned to Paris. The aircraft dumped fuel on the way back and landed safely on Charles de Gaulle Airport's runway 26R about 35 minutes later. Attending emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration F-GSQB departed the following day as flight AF-456A and is estimated to reach Sao Paulo with a delay of 28 hours.

A passenger reported the crew announced they had just declared emergency due to a cargo fire indication, passengers should assume brace positions for landing. Emergency services found no hazard.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 22, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-456

Aircraft Registration
F-GSQC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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