NTSB Identification: DCA98WA087
Incident occurred Friday, September 11, 1998 in PARIS, France
Aircraft: Boeing 747-228F, registration:
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

During takeoff roll at CDG (about 3 seconds after V1) the crew received a cargo bay fire warning alarm, and the captain aborted the takeoff. The reversers were deployed and the RTO brake system was used. The aircraft overran the end of runway 27 approximately 180 meters.

This incident is being investigated by the French government, and they will release all information, including any formal report.

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