Cargolux B744 over Mauritania on Jun 4th 2012, wheel well fire indication

Last Update: June 5, 2012 / 16:49:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2012

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-WCV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Cargolux Boeing 747-400 on behalf of Cargolux Italy, registration LX-WCV performing freight flight C8-4711 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Sao Paulo Viracopos,SP (Brazil) with 3 crew, was enroute over Mauritania about 300nm southeast of Las Palmas,CI (Spain) when the crew received a wheel well fire indication and decided to divert to Las Palmas's Gran Canaria Airport. The aircraft descended to FL220 cruising at about 370 knots above ground and landed safely on Las Palmas' runway 03R with emergency services in attendance about one hour later. Emergency services found no trace of fire or heat, the aircraft taxied to the apron with the emergency vehicles trailing the aircraft.

The aircraft was able to continue the flight after about 4.5 hours on the ground and reached Sao Paulo with a delay of 6 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 4, 2012

Airline
Cargolux

Aircraft Registration
LX-WCV

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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