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False fire alarm on SIA flight that landed in New Zealand, says NZ Herald

A suspected fire on a Singapore Airlines flight on Sunday (Aug 17) turned out to be a false alarm, reported the New Zealand Herald.

Emergency services were called out to Auckland Airport, when they were notified there was smoke in the cargo hold of an incoming Singapore Airlines 777, the paper said.

Fire Services spokesman Scott Osmond told the paper that eight  fire-fighting vehicles attended the scene at around 10.30am (6.30am Singapore time) .

"We got advised there was an aircraft coming in that had a a notification of smoke in the cargo hold.

"The aircraft landed safely and there was, in fact, no fire."

Singapore Airlines were not immediately available for comment, the Herald reported.

Source: New Zealand Herald