Caribbean AT72 at Saint Lucia on Jul 9th 2017, engine fire indication

Last Update: July 15, 2017 / 16:01:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BW-434

Aircraft Registration
9Y-TTB

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Caribbean Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration 9Y-TTB performing flight BW-434 from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to Saint Lucia George F. L. Charles (Saint Lucia) with 68 people on board, was on approach to George F.L. Charles Airport, the smaller of Saint Lucia's airports, when the crew decided to divert to Hewanorra Airport, the larger, international airport, reporting an engine fire indication about 8 minutes prior to landing. The crew shut the engine down, activated the fire suppression and landed safely on Hewanorra's runway 10 about 20 minutes after aborting the approach to George F.L. Charles Airport.

A passenger reported they had almost arrived at George F.L. Charles Airport when the crew announced the fire indication and decided to divert. The passengers were instructed to brace and were in that position for about 5 minutes.

On Jul 15th 2017 the airline reported there had been no engine fire, just an indication.

The ATR fleet of the airline has been plagued with similiar engine fire indications, see Incident: Caribbean AT72 at Port of Spain on Dec 5th 2016, engine fire indication, Incident: Caribbean AT72 at Port of Spain on Oct 24th 2016, engine fire indication, Incident: Caribbean AT72 at Port of Spain on Sep 18th 2016, engine fire indication on final approach, Incident: Caribbean AT72 near Port of Spain on May 14th 2016, engine fire indication, Incident: Caribbean AT72 at Port of Spain on Dec 14th 2015, engine fire indication and Incident: Caribbean AT72 near Port of Spain on Oct 10th 2015, engine fire indication.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 9, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BW-434

Aircraft Registration
9Y-TTB

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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