Event Details

Title:Wheel well warning on climb, Boeing 737, OY-KKP
Micro summary:Wheel well warning on climb.
Event Time:1999-11-16 at 1615 UTC
File Name:1999-11-16-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G99/11/09
Site of event:Climb
Departure:London Stansted Airport, Essex, England
Destination:Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup), Copenhagen, Denmark
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 737-600
Flight Phase:Climb
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:During the initial climb out of Stansted bound for Copenhagen, at about 5,000 feet at a speed of 320 kt the wheel well fire warning activated. The Non-Normal Checklist was actioned, a MAYDAY declared and a return to Stansted initiated. The fire warning stopped one minute after landing gear extension. The cabin attendants and some passengers reported a burning smell.

After landing, the engine and APU fire extinguishers were used and the commander elected to evacuate the passengers via the cabin doors and slides only, not using the over-wing exits due to the risk of tyre burst and attendant potential for injury. The passengers gathered 200 metres from the aircraft and were taken to the lounge by buses.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Cabin or Cockpit Smoke
Operations - Evacuation
Systems - Brake/Tire/Wheel Well Fire
Systems - Landing Gear


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