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The ATSB is investigating a fire in the forward cargo compartment of Boeing 777-300ER, registered A6-ETR, near Adelaide Airport, South Australia on 14 October 2017.

During cruise, the crew received a cargo fire warning and detected fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft was diverted to Adelaide, South Australia. Evidence of electrical arcing in the ceiling of the forward cargo compartment was identified.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain an engineering report, interview the flight crew and gather additional information.

A report will be released within several months.



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