Created Thursday, Jan 13th 2022 20:16Z, last updated Thursday, Jan 13th 2022 20:16Z
A Badr Air Boeing 737-800, registration OM-LEX performing flight J4-690 from Khartoum (Sudan) to Istanbul (Turkey) with 125 passengers and 8 crew, was enroute at FL320 near Luxor (Egypt) when the crew received a forward cargo smoke indication and diverted to Luxor for a safe landing. Emergency services found no trace of fire, heat or smoke.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration OM-KEX was dispatched to Luxor, continued the flight and reached Istanbul with a delay of about 10 hours.

The airline reported a smoke indication for the forward cargo hold prompted the crew to divert to the nearest airport Luxor. The indication was determined false.

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