Air France B744 over Atlantic on Dec 14th 2014, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: December 14, 2014 / 16:15:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 14, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-733

Aircraft Registration
F-GITE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An Air France Boeing 747-400, registration F-GITE performing flight AF-733 from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 142 passengers and 14 crew, was enroute at FL390 over the Atlantic Ocean about 400nm southwest of Shannon when the crew received a forward cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Shannon (Ireland). The crew instructed emergency services to not open the forward cargo door before all passengers had left the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely on runway 24 about 70 minutes after the emergency call and taxied to the apron with emergency services following the aircraft. Emergency services did not find any trace of fire, smoke or heat.

A load of vegetables carried in the forward cargo compartment is believed to have triggered the smoke indication.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 14, 2014

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-733

Aircraft Registration
F-GITE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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