Aeroflot 737 False Cargo Door Indication

An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BWA performing flight SU-1485 from Krasnojarsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 77 people on board, was climbing out of Krasnojarsk when the crew received an aft cargo door open indication and returned to Krasnojarsk for a safe landing.

The indication was identified to be false. The aircraft was able to depart again and reached Moscow with a delay of 6.5 hours.

West Siberia’s Transport Prosecution Office reported the cargo door indication immediately after takeoff was false.

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