Singapore B744 near Denpasar on Oct 26th 2015, sheepish smoke indication

Last Update: October 27, 2015 / 23:29:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-7108

Aircraft Registration
9V-SFI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration 9V-SFI performing flight SQ-7108 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with 4 crew and a cargo of 2,186 sheep, was enroute at FL320 about 400nm south of Denpasar (Indonesia) when the crew received a smoke indication in a cargo bay, descended the aircraft to FL250 and diverted to Bali Denpasar for a safe landing about 45 minutes later. Emergency services did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke.

The smoke indication was identified to be the result of exhaust gasses and manure produced by the sheep.

The aircraft was able to depart again after about 2.5 hours on the ground in Denpasar and reached Kuala Lumpur about 2.5 hours later.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SQ-7108

Aircraft Registration
9V-SFI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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