2010-12-13: At 01:34Z, BAW3573, Boeing 747-400, (Cargo) enroute from Frankfurt (EDDF) to Atlanta (KATL), declared an emergency due to an indication of fire in the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The flight requested to divert to Gander (CYQX) and was cleared as requested. The aircraft landed without incident at 03:01Z. Emergency response services conducted a visual inspection with an infrared camera. There was no sign of heat build up around the APU.


CADORS Number 2010A1255
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Airport, NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-12-12 - 01:34
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander International Airport (CYQX)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 127210-V1
Reported By Airport, 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 the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator BRITISH AIRWAYS (5430) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 400 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BAW3573
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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