INDIA: Fire warning causes FedEx to divert to Mumbai

A Bangalore-bound freighter from Dubai enroute to Bangalore made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on 22 October when the pilot suspected that the cargo hold had caught fire. The incident occurred around 6 pm when the pilot of a FedEx MD-11 contacted the Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) and alerted controllers of the nature […]


A Bangalore-bound freighter from Dubai enroute to Bangalore made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on 22 October when the pilot suspected that the cargo hold had caught fire. The incident occurred around 6 pm when the pilot of a FedEx MD-11 contacted the Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) and alerted controllers of the nature of the emergency. “It appears that the aircraft was overloaded,” said an un-named airport official in a Times of India report. “It is still to be ascertained if there was an actual fire in the cargo or only a false alarm,” said the official.