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WFD: Airliner With Heat Sensor Alert Lands Safe at TF Green

TF Green Airport.
TF Green Airport.
TF Green Airport.

Warwick, RI — Warwick Firefighters were called to TF Green Airport this afternoon for an inbound airliner reporting a heat sensor alert, which landed without incident.

The call came in at about 4:21 p.m., according to  , reporting from scanner traffic. that the plane, with 130 people on board, was registering a heat sensor alert in the rear compartment.

WFD Engines were dispatched to the scene as a precaution, according to Battalion Chief Robert Parmenter. He said the plane was headed to Bangor, ME, at the time of the alert, and was diverted to Warwick.

Parmenter said a hydraulic hose in the rear of the airplane broke, causing a motor in that section to heat up, but there was no fire. The malfunction did heat up the luggage a bit, though.

“There was definitely heat in there. The luggage was warm,” Parmenter said.

After landing, the plane offloaded its passengers without incident onto the tarmac at about 5 p.m., and bused them to the terminal. was on-scene and has footage and photos of the passengers exiting the Allegiant Airlines aircraft.

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