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Aircraft Incident Advisory from JCAA

Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority | 2015-10-12 00:00:00

On Monday, October 12, 2015, at approximately 3:22 p.m.,  a Delta Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft was taxiing for take-off from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the crew reported a fire warning  indication from its cargo bay.

Emergency Procedures were initiated and all passengers and flight crew members were safely evacuated from the aircraft. The Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) team and external emergency response agencies responded to the emergency.

There were 160 passengers on board.

The SIA runway is currently closed to accommodate the necessary post-emergency procedures and one aircraft was diverted to the Norman Manley International Airport for landing.

All efforts are being made to reopen the runway in the shortest possible time, so as to minimize disruptions.
Investigators from the Flight Safety Division of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority have been deployed to conduct an investigation into the incident.
A further update will be provided.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) is the statutory organization, which is responsible for regulating Jamaica’s aviation industry and supporting its safe and orderly development.

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