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Last updated: 19 February 2019
Date:Thursday 20 January 1994
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (   France)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
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. 


» Air Safety Week 31 January 1994 (p. 4)
» Flight International 18-24 January 95
» PZC 21.1.94
» Scramble 177


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