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September 11, 2009

UPS A300 Diverts to PIT with Fire Indication

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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N155UP (Photo by Brian Futterman)

N155UP (Photo by Brian Futterman)

The crew of UPS Flight 610 declared emergency, reporting an on-boarf fire indication on their Airbus A300 (registered N155UP).

Operating from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD), the aircraft quickly landed on PIT’s runway 10R, where it was determined to be a false indication.

N155UP is a P&W PW4158-powered Airbus A-300F4-622R, built and delivered to UPS in 2004 (c/n 0841).

In February of 2006, a UPS DC-8 caught fire while on approach to PHL’s runway 27R and landed relatively safely, where the three crew members were taken to th hospital for smoke inhilation. The aircraft (N748UP) was written off.

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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



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