Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

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Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:23 pm

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According to news sources, fire/smoke was reported and controlled in a Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport today.

Seems the aircraft was Saudia Boeing 777-368ER (HZ-AK23) that arrived at Lahore Airport at 6:41 PM as flight SV-738 from Jeddah.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sv738

The B777 was able to depart from Lahore at 11:10 PM as flight SV-735 to Jeddah with a delay of nearly four hours. The flight's scheduled departure time was 7:15 PM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hz-ak23
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sv735

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Re: Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm

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Saudia Boeing 777-368ER (HZ-AK23) parked at Lahore Airport.

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Re: Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:51 pm

Friction due to tail strike or anything related to APU?

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Re: Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:15 am

The aircraft did not catch fire, according to airport authorities quoted by news channels.

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According to City42 News channel, fire/smoke was reported in tail section of the Boeing 777. Maybe false alarm?

The aircraft was cleared to depart from Lahore after thorough inspections by engineering personnel.

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Re: Fire/Smoke Reported in Saudia Boeing 777 at Lahore Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:29 am

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Saudia Boeing 777-368ER (HZ-AK23) parked at Lahore Airport.

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Tail section of Saudia Boeing 777-368ER (HZ-AK23) parked at Lahore Airport.

According to Lahore News channel, it was pilot of another aircraft who reported flames coming from tail section of the Saudi Boeing 777 when it landed at Lahore Airport.

Inspection of the aircraft by PIA Engineering personnel did not find any evidence of fire and cleared it to depart from Lahore.

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