Incident at Vicinity of Chatham, New Brunswick


1995-12-07: While in cruise flight (from Toronto (LBPIA) to Paris, France), the crew received a fire warning in the baggage compartment. The crew elected to dump fuel and return to Toronto (LBPIA). ERS were not requested. Maintenance found no evidence of smoke or fire. However, maintenance staff believe that condensation from the cargo load (horsemeat) triggered the alarm. This type of cargo load has triggered the fire/smoke sensor on previous flights. From a TSB Initial Notification.


CADORS Number 1995O0608
Occurrence Type Incident
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Occurred At 1995-12-07 - 00:45
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Vicinity of Chatham, New Brunswick
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Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
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Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A340
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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