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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.



General details
Date: 14 October 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 4:07 CSuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):near Adelaide Airport Occurrence type:Fire 
State: South Australia  
 Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: None 
Expected completion: March 2018  
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: The Boeing Company 
Aircraft model: 777 
Aircraft registration: A6-ETR 
Serial number: 41701 LN:1155 
Operator: Etihad Airways 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Abu Dhabi, UAE
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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Last update 23 October 2017