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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177163
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-212ER
Owner/operator:Singapore Airlines
Registration: 9V-SRQ
MSN: 33371/449
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 190
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kuala Lumpur -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Singapore Airlines Flight SQ425, a Boeing 777-200, made an emergency diversion to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The aircraft was approaching the Malaysian coastline at FL390 on a flight from Mumbai, India to Singapore, when a situation developed which forced the crew to divert to Kuala Lumpur. Descent was initiated at 15:44 (07:44 UTC). A safe landing was carried out at 16:01 hours local time.
The Star Online reported that a fire had occurred in the aircraft cargo hold. “The fire had already been put out by plane’s fire fighting mechanism when it landed,” The Star quoted a fire services official saying.
The airline blamed a "technical error".
"Thorough inspections were carried out on the ground, which showed no signs of fire, and the aircraft departed for Singapore at 7.24pm," according to a statement that was made later.




Photo of 9V-SRQ courtesy

Singapore - Changi International (WSSS / SIN)
9 May 2019; (c) Wayne Bass

Revision history:

21-Jun-2015 14:40 harro Added
22-Jun-2015 13:40 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
27-May-2016 19:13 AF5541 Updated [Cn, Total occupants]

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