Singapore B772 near Kuala Lumpur on Jun 21st 2015, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: June 24, 2015 / 13:29:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-425

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
9V-SRQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration 9V-SRQ performing flight SQ-425 from Mumbai (India) to Singapore (Singapore) with 190 passengers, was enroute at FL390 about 70nm northwest of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and diverted to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing on runway 14R about 15 minutes later. Emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur 3:45 hours after landing and reached Singapore with a delay of 4 hours.

The airline reported a technical malfunction caused the cargo smoke indication.

On Jun 24th 2015 The Aviation Herald learned that the crew received an aft cargo smoke indication about 25 minutes prior to estimated top of descent, the aft cargo fire suppression system activated. The crew declared emergency and initiated a diversion to Kuala Lumpur, during descent and after landing no odour, haze or smoke was observed on board, the aft cargo smoke indication ceased, emergency services also did not detect any trace of fire or smoke prompting the crew to not initiate an emergency evacuation, but to have the passengers disembark normally via mobile stairs. No evidence of an actual fire or smoke event was found in the aft cargo hold, the smoke detector was replaced, the aircraft released to continue the flight with all cargo holds empty due to the discharge of the fire agent bottles, that were replaced in Singapore.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 21, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-425

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
9V-SRQ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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