Narrative:Airbus 340 F-GNIA had been in service since June 27, 1993. After the completion of an A-check the aircraft was pulled from the maintenance hangar to the terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. At that moment a fire broke out; the fire services were not able prevent the aircraft from being damaged beyond repair by the fire.
|Date:||Thursday 20 January 1994|
|C/n / msn:|| 010|
|First flight:|| 1993|
|Total airframe hrs:||2448|
|Engines:|| 4 CFMI CFM56-5C2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (France)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Overheat and fire of the yellow hydraulic electric pump operating the aircraft cargo doors on ground with the engines off.
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