INCIDENT Air France Boeing 777 diverted to Goose Bay due to fire alarm in the cargo hold


The crew of Boeing 777 flight AF347 on October 16, 2020 from Montreal to Paris Charles de Gaulle decided to divert to Goose Bay, Canada, following a false fire alarm in the hold.

The aircraft landed normally at Goose Bay (YYR) at 04:17 Paris time.

The 2 pilots, 12 stewards & hostesses were fully mobilized with the passengers remaining on board. The 85 passengers have been being re-routed to Paris CDG on board flight AF349 (Boeing 787, FHRBG) from Montreal, which made an additional stopover at Goose Bay.

Flight AF349 took off at 10:32am (Paris Time) from Goose Bay with an expected arrival at Paris CDG at 04:00pm local time.

The Boeing 777-300 (reg. F-GSQH) stopped at Goose Bay will return to Paris on a ferry flight after a technical inspection by an Air France Montreal maintenance team sent to the site.