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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58976
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Date:16-MAR-2009
Time:5:30 am loca
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-268ER
Owner/operator:Saudi Arabian Airlines
Registration: HZ-AK?
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 98
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:Sanaa - SAH -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeddah - JED
Destination airport:Johannesburg - JNB
Narrative:
The flight SV-447 diverted to Sanaa (Yemen) after the crew received a fire indication for one the luggage compartments about one hour into the flight. The airplane landed safely about 45 minutes after declaring emergency, emergency services could not establish any source of fire or heat.
Engineers subsequently identified a malfunction of the fire detection system and replaced the detector.

Sources:

http://avherald.com/h?article=41692629&opt=0
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20090316110701/Saudi%20Airliner%20makes%20emergency%20landing%20at%20Sanaa%20Airport%20/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2009 12:58 Certosino Added

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