|Quoting thorntot (Reply 11):|
From the Aviation Herald. . .
"An Atlas Air Boeing 747-800 freighter, registration N850GT performing freight flight KK-605 (scheduled dep Jun 23rd, act dep Jun 24th) from Huntsville,AL (USA) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg), was enroute at FL330 about 75nm westsouthwest of Washington's Dulles Airport when the crew declared emergency reporting an aft cargo fire indication. During the descent towards the Airport the crew reported a second, then a third and finally a fourth fire indication had occurred and advised they were stopping on the runway and disembarking the aircraft requesting emergency services to NOT open any of the lower cargo bays to not accelerate the fire before they had gotten off the aircraft but requesting to monitor the holds and discharge agent into the cargo holds if possible. The aircraft landed safely on runway 19L, during roll out the crew decided to vacate the runway onto taxiway K7 advising the fire indications had ceased, stopped adjacent to the runway and shut the aircraft down, fire crews attended the aircraft. After the engines had spooled down, the crew released brakes reporting they were getting rather hot and requesting the wheels being chocked, then reported they had just received another fire indication and requested a ladder to the #1 door. Fire services reported there were no indications of a fire or smoke from the outside and no heat indication, the cargo doors were still kept closed.
About one hour after landing preparations were made to taxi or tow the aircraft to the maintenance hangar, the crew was still on board of the aircraft at that time."
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