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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222774
Last updated: 21 March 2019
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Date:09-MAR-2019
Time:13:26 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8Q8 (WL)
Owner/operator:Air Transat
Registration: C-GTQG
C/n / msn: 30701
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 195
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL)
Narrative:
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Air Transat, was conducting flight TS942 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl (CYUL), QC to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl (KFLL), FL with 6 crew members and 189 passengers on board. During cruise flight approximately 45 nm north northwest of Newark/Liberty Intl (KEWR), NJ, the flight crew received an AFT CARGO FIRE WARNING indication. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) was executed and, in the process, the indication went away for a few seconds, then returned and stayed on permanently. The flight crew discharged the halon in the associated cargo compartment, and declared a MAYDAY. A diversion to KEWR was requested, and the aircraft landed and stopped on runway 04R. The control tower confirmed that no smoke was visible, however when the fire crew opened the cargo door, smoke was visible, and an electrical odour was detected. All aboard were then evacuated via emergency slides.
The operator’s maintenance inspected the aircraft and removed all panels in the cargo area; no evidence of smoke or fire was found. Additionally, all bags were inspected, and no signs of smoke or fire could be found as well. Maintenance personnel also identified that the Cargo Smoke Detector Unit was defective. It is believed that the smoke and electrical smell detected by the fire crew was caused by the halon that was discharged in the cargo compartment during the diversion to KEWR. The aircraft was returned to service once all the required parts were replaced.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ts942#1fbeed54
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/All-Runways-Closed-at-Newark-Airport-Due-to-Aircraft-Emergency-506923721.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2019 15:09 harro Added
09-Mar-2019 15:12 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
09-Mar-2019 15:18 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Mar-2019 19:16 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
13-Mar-2019 18:41 harro Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]

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