Bombardier CL600-2B19 CDRJ200, D-ACHH
During the cruise, the Engine Instrument and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) gave a “SMOKE CARGO” warning. The crew carried out the appropriate emergency procedure and made a priority landing at London Heathrow airport. A normal but expeditious disembarkation was conducted with the airport fire services in attendance. Fire crew checked the cargo compartment but were unable to find any sign of smoke, fire or heat damage. The investigation concluded that the warning was probably caused by the smoke detector reacting to dust, condensation or electromagnetic interference. This aircraft had been fitted with a revised design of smoke detector, which was intended to reduce its susceptibility to these factors. It appears not to have been effective in this case.
D-ACHH-11-05.pdf (166.35 kb)
Date of occurrence: 16 March 2005