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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181542
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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Date:21-NOV-2015
Time:02:25 JST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-FS2
Owner/operator:FedEx Express
Registration: N853FD
C/n / msn: 37724/829
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:450km east of Tokyo/Haneda International Airport -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD), China
Destination airport:Memphis International Airport (MEM/KMEM), TN, USA
Narrative:
A Boeing 777 freighter operated as FDX/FX90 from Shanghai/Pudong, china to Memphis, TN, USA force to divert to Tokyo/Haneda, Japan due to in-flight cargo fire. The airplane was over the Pacific ocean, about 450km east of Tokyo at FL310 when the fire erupted at 02:25 JST, 21st November (17:25 UTC, 20th November). The fire extinguisher was activated, and the B777F was landed safely on the runway 34L at Haneda at 03:15 JST (18:15 UTC). No injury were reported in the four crew members. Smoke from a cargo container was observed after landing, and fire erupted in that container when it was opened after disembarkation. It was comfirmed that the fire was put out at 09:10 JST.

The following statement was provided by FedEx:
“The crew on board FedEx Express Flight 90 en route to Memphis from Shanghai followed normal safety procedures when diverting to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, following a cargo fire warning. The aircraft landed safely and the crew is fine. We are investigating, but there is no indication there was a fire.”

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20151123205423/http://www3.nhk.or.jp:80/news/html/20151121/k10010314871000.html
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20151121-00050078-yom-soci
http://wreg.com/2015/11/20/fedex-flight-headed-to-memphis-forced-to-divert-2/
http://web.archive.org/web/20151123205423/http://www3.nhk.or.jp:80/news/html/20151121/k10010314871000.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20151122172342/http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye2641149.html


Images:

Photo of N853FD courtesy AirHistory.net


Memphis - International (KMEM / MEM)
10 April 2019; (c) Leslie Snelleman

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2015 07:15 isamuel Added
21-Nov-2015 11:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2015 08:16 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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