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UPS McDonnel Douglas MD-11 near Yangon on Feb 28th 2018, LiOn batteries cargo fire indication

A UPS United Parcel Service McDonnell Douglas MD-11, registration N293UP performing flight 5X-3 from Hong Kong (China) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 3 crew and 175,500lbs of LiOn batteries as cargo, was enroute at FL320 about 160nm southwest of Yangon (Myanmar) when the crew reported a fire indication on board. The aircraft transponder stopped transmitting. The aircraft turned around, performed an emergency descent and landed safely in Yangon. Myanmar's Home Ministry reported the aircraft… ( More...

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