Saturday , 24 October 2020

Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 SU-GCR makes emergency landing in Mumbai after false fire alarm

An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 registration SU-GCR performing flight MS-968 from Cairo, Egypt to Mumbai CSIA, India, with 121 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to land. At 07:25 (01:55Z) the pilots declared a full emergency after receiving a fire warning in the cargo hold.

The flight landed normally two minutes later and taxied to the gate. Passengers disembarked normally, and all cargo was removed and the plane inspected. The alarm was found to be false.

Full emergency conditions were withdrawn at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 08:07 (02:37Z).

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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