Hull-loss description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 June 1973
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
Operator:Air Canada
Registration: CF-TIJ
C/n / msn: 45962/402
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Flightnumber: 890
Narrative:
The DC-8 caught fire during refueling and was destroyed by fire.

Classification:
Fire during refuelling

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Distance from Toronto International Airport, ON to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 6445 km (4028 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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