Sun Country B738 near Boise on Sep 25th 2014, wheel well fire indication

Last Update: September 26, 2014 / 22:39:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sun Country Boeing 737-800, flight SY-123 from Lewiston,ID to Bullhead City,AZ (USA) with 132 people on board, had just reached cruise flight level 390 climbing out of Lewiston when the crew received a wheel well fire indication and decided to divert to Boise,ID. The crew requested emergency services to provide their opinion whether an emergency evacuation via slides would be needed advising they had a lot of elderly people on board of their charter flight. The aircraft landed safely on Boise's runway 28L about 16 minutes after leaving FL390, stopped on the runway, shut the aircraft down and requested emergency services to check the wheel wells for any smoke. Emergency services reported there was no smoke and no evidence of a fire. The engines were restarted and the aircraft taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft was able to continue the flight after about 3 hours on the ground and reached Bullhead City with a delay of about 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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