Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)


2010-08-11: AFR344, Boeing 777-300ER, enroute from Paris (LFPG) to Montreal (CYUL), declared an emergency 280 nautical miles west northwest of Goose Bay (CYYR) due to a fire warning in the forward cargo area. The aircraft diverted to Goose Bay where it landed safely with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) on standby. There was no impact on operations.
2010-08-12: UPDATE Maintenance & Manufacturing: The crew had used the fire extinguishers even though there was no evidence of smoke. The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the ramp in front of the Fire Hall. The passengers deplaned before the cargo hatch was opened, no evidence of fire was found. The fault was traced to the fire detector in the lower cargo hole. A maintenance crew flew in with the replacement part and installed it and returned the aircraft to service.
2010-08-16: UPDATE TSB: A10A0086: The Air France B777 Flt 344,(Registration F-GZNF) was 280 NM WNW of Goose Bay when a forward cargo hold fire alarm illuminated. The aircraft declared an emergency, requested direct Goose Bay landing at 1708 ADT. Maintenance replaced the forward lower level cargo smoke detector and released the aircraft to service.


CADORS Number 2010A0817
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-08-10 - 19:12
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYYR
Aerodrome Name GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Goose Bay (CYYR)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0086
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 122847-V1
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
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777 300 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AFR344
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events False warning - smoke or fire,Declared emergency/priority,Diversion

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