Serious incident to the Airbus A320 registered JY-PTD and operated by Air Arabia on 09/01/2018 near Khartoum [Investigation led by AIB / Sudan]

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Sudanese authorities:

Shortly after take off the aircraft experienced smoke and fire on one of the overhead hand luggage compartment, the fire was contained and the aircraft returned and landed safely at Khartoum Airport.