India B773 near Aktobe on Aug 25th 2016, cargo smoke indication

Last Update: August 25, 2016 / 23:03:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-191

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ALP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air India Boeing 777-300, registration VT-ALP performing flight AI-191 from Mumbai (India) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL320 about 80nm east of Aktobe (Kazakhstan) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and the cargo fire suppression activated. The crew decided to divert to Aktobe for a safe landing about 25 minutes later.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted for technical reasons, an alarm went off, engineers are inspecting the aircraft.

A relief Boeing 777-300 registration VT-ALK was dispatched to Aktobe to return the passengers to Mumbai, where they embarked on the next day's flight AI-191 to reach Newark with a delay of 24 hours.

VT-ALP was able to depart Aktobe about 21 hours after landing and is currently positioning back to Mumbai to resume service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 25, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-191

Departure
Mumbai, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ALP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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