Incident: Singapore A388 near Singapore on Jan 31st 2011, burned wires in forward cargo hold
|By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Feb 2nd 2011 08:05Z, last updated Friday, Mar 11th 2011 12:30Z |
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9V-SKD performing flight SQ-861 from Hong Kong (China) to Singapore (Singapore), was on the descent towards Singapore when smell of smoke was observed in a lavatory. Cabin crew discharged a halon fire extinguisher while the flight crew continued for a safe landing in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines reported that ground crews later found evidence of burned electrical wiring in the forward cargo hold. The airline and Airbus are investigating.
On Feb 3rd Singapore Airlines reported that all their 11 Airbus A380-800s were examined with no further findings of burned wiring. The burn marks were found in the forward cargo hold underneath the lavatory, however there was no fire.
The German BFU reported on Mar 11th that the smoke developed due to a short circuit in the wires from a generator.
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