Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th 2017, aircraft on fire

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Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th 2017, aircraft on fire

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Accident: Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th 2017, aircraft on fire during maintenance
Simon Hradecky
Saturday, Dec 9th 2017

A Qatar Airways Airbus A321-200, registration A7-AIB, was parked at a remote stand for maintenance concerning the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna, when at about 06:50L fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire could be extinguished. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be written off.

The aircraft had last flown on Dec 6th 2017 performing flight QR-234 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Doha (Qatar).

The airline reported a fire broke out inside the cabin but was promptly extinguished. "Whilst there was some damage to the aircraft there were no injuries", the airline stated.

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Re: Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th 2017, aircraft on fire

Unread post by bimjim » Mon Dec 11, 2017

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Qatar Airways A321 damaged by fire during maintenance
Alan Dron
Dec 11, 2017

A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 has been badly damaged by fire during maintenance at the airline’s home hub at Hamad International Airport, Doha.

According to the Aviation Herald accident reporting website, the aircraft—believed to be A7-AIB—“sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be written off.”

Pictures on social media show extensive damage to the top of the fuselage, which was burned through at several points. The interior also appears to have sustained substantial damage.

In a statement, the airline acknowledged the incident: “At 0650 on 8 December 2017, a Qatar Airways Airbus A321 aircraft positioned at a remote stand experienced a fire while under maintenance at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The fire inside the cabin was promptly contained and extinguished. While there was some damage to the aircraft, there were no injuries. A full investigation is being conducted by the local authorities to establish the cause. Traffic at HIA was not affected.”

If the aircraft’s identity was confirmed as A7-AIB [CN 4382, prev reg D-AVZY], it was built in 2010 and was powered by IAE V2500 engines.

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