Created Tuesday, Sep 8th 2020 16:21Z, last updated Tuesday, Sep 8th 2020 16:21Z

A United Airbus A319-100, registration N802UA performing flight UA-2333 from Newark,NJ to Miami,FL (USA) with 129 passengers, was enroute at FL360 about 30nm southwest of Norfolk,VA (USA) when the crew received a forward cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Norfolk. Descending towards Norfolk the crew reported the indication had extinguished. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Norfolk's runway 05 about 16 minutes after leaving FL360 and stopped on the runway, shut down both engines and requested emergency services to check for any thermal signatures. Following inspection by emergency services the aircraft taxied to the apron on own power.

The FAA reported on Sep 8th 2020 the aircraft diverted to Norfolk due to a fire in the forward cargo hold. The occurrence was rated an incident, the damage is still unknown.

A replacement A319-100 registration N889UA reached Miami with a delay of about 5:15 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 27 hours, then positioned back to Newark, where the aircraft remained on the ground for another 43 hours before returning to service.

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