Incident at 12 min West of 51N 40W


2003-03-24: At 1320Z An FA50 which was en route from Saint John to Dublin and Declared 'PAN PAN PAN' Due to a smoke indicator which had activated in the baggage compartment. The aircraft requested a clearance to St John's. A clearance was issued direct St. John's at Flight Level 340. The aircraft requested priority handling and landed safely at 1426Z in St. John's. TSB - Case Closed - More to Follow
2003-03-25: TSB Update - A03A0034: The Falcon 50 aircraft, C-FKCI was in cruise flight at FL340 en route from Saint John to Dublin when the baggage compartment fire indication light illuminated. The crew activated the fire extinguisher bottle for the baggage compartment but the light remained illuminated. The crew then declared 'PAN PAN PAN' and requested and received clearance for a diversion to St. John's. The aircraft landed safely one hour and six minutes later. An inspection of the baggage compartment did not reveal any evidence of smoke or fire. The false indication was caused by a burnt-out light bulb in the baggage compartment smoke detector. The light bulb and the fire extinguisher bottle were replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS Number 2003A0183
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-23 - 13:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 12 min West of 51N 40W
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0034
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 28285
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FKCI | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of DASSAULT
Model FALCON 50
Year Built 1981
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make  Silhouette image of GARRETT
Engine Model TFE731-3
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,False warning - smoke or fire,Diversion

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