Royal Brunei B772 near Mumbai on Apr 15th 2012, cargo fire indication

Last Update: April 15, 2012 / 11:40:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 15, 2012

Flight number
BI-98

Aircraft Registration
V8-BLF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration V8-BLF performing flight BI-98 (dep Apr 14th) from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) with 195 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute near Mumbai (India) when the crew received an aft cargo fire indication and diverted to Mumbai for a safe landing. No trace of fire or smoke was found in the aft cargo bay. The aircraft taxied to a remote stand, where passengers disembarked normally.

The airline confirmed the diversion due to an aft cargo fire indication, the aircraft landed safely, no injuries occurred. The passengers are going to be taken to hotels in India, visas for the passengers are currently being processed. A replacement aircraft is going to be dispatched to Mumbai and is estimated to depart Mumbai the following day and reach Brunei with a delay of 32 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 15, 2012

Flight number
BI-98

Aircraft Registration
V8-BLF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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