Virgin Atlantic A346 near Irkutsk on Jul 21st 2014, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: July 21, 2014 / 11:03:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 21, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-251

Aircraft Registration
G-VWIN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600, registration G-VWIN performing flight VS-251 from Shanghai Pudong (China) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 286 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute at FL320 in Mongolia's Air Space about 230nm southwest of Irkutsk (Russia) when the crew received an aft cargo smoke indication and diverted to Irkutsk for a safe landing on runway 12 about 45 minutes later. Emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The airline reported a technical issue prompted a precautionary landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 21, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VS-251

Aircraft Registration
G-VWIN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A340-600

ICAO Type Designator
A346

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