Narrative:Shortly after midnight a fire broke out in Hangar 40 at Brussel (BRU). The fire brigade had the fire under control by 03:00 but ultimately the roof collapsed.
|Date:||Friday 5 May 2006|
|Operating for:||Air Arabia|
|C/n / msn:|| 397|
|First flight:|| 1992-12-21 (13 years 5 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 CFMI CFM56-5A3|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU) ( Belgium)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
The hangar was used for maintenance work by Sabena Technics. Four aircraft were inside the hangar at the time of the fire: a Belgium Air Force C-130 Hercules (CH-02), a Volare A.320 (SX-BVB), an Armavia A.320 (EK-32010) and an Armenian International Airways A.320 (EK-32001). All four were presumably damaged beyond repair.
» Oorzaak brand Zaventem nog onbekend (Gazet van Antwerpen 5-5-2006)
EK-32001 was later leased to Air Arabia
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.