Date & Time: Apr 27, 2004 at 0415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F27 Friendship
Landing (descent or approach)
Buenos Aires Porto Alegre Sao Paulo-Viracopos
Crew on board:
On a night cargo flight to Viracopos, crew informed ATC that a fire developed on board. The crew diverted to Melo airport where the fire rescue services could extinguish the fire. But the cargo plane sustained substanbtial damage to the cabin and tail. The origin of fire is unknown.