Hull-loss description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 January 1994
Time:05:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A342 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-211
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-GNIA
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (   France) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
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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.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Overheat and fire of the yellow hydraulic electric pump operating the aircraft cargo doors on ground with the engines off. 


Classification:

Sources:
» A340.net
» Air Safety Week 31.1.1994 (p. 4)
» Flight International 18-24.1.95
» PZC 21.1.94
» Scramble 177


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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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