Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 517 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
A SAS aircraft had to return to Copenhagen (Kastrup) shortly after takeoff this morning because a fire indicator signalled a fire in the aircraft. The aircraft, which was on its way to Stockholm, landed safely. No fire was discovered. A faulty indicator light is blamed for the false alarm.
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Flydeltasjets From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
With all due respect, this does qualify as an emergency landing. I know the media never gets it right, but in this case, they used the proper term. If I had a fire indication that would not extinguish, (cargo, engine, apr, even a bleed air leak) you can be very sure that I would declare an emergency and get the airplane on the ground NOW!
Was the SAS truly an emergency? It seems that it was just a faulty indicator, so in retrospect, it wasn't that serious. However, the pilots did not have that information, so, like the story reported, they declared an emergency and performed an emergency landing. Absolutely the correct course of action.