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Date:jeudi 19 avril 2007
Heure:04:45
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R
Compagnie:Qatar Airways
Immatriculation: A7-ABV
Numéro de série: 690
Année de Fabrication: 1993-03-11 (14 years 1 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) (   Emirats Arabes Unis)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
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Détails:
Airbus A.300 A7-ABV was undergoing maintenance at Gamco in Abu Dhabi. At night a fire broke out in the airplane. The fire was put out and further damage to the hangar and two other planes was averted. Nevertheless the A300's fuselage was gutted by the fire.

Probable Cause:

The fire was probably caused by either an electrical spark, or arc from a faulty light, or by an electrostatic discharge from paint spraying equipment while the aircraft was in interior painting works.
Contributory factors:
(i) The painting process could have generated a layer of flammable vapor close to the cabin floor which may have led to creating flammable vapor pockets under the polythene sheets.
(ii) The spread of the fire was probably exacerbated by the lack of fire extinguishers and the quantity of used paint cans, rags, polythene sheets and chemicals existent in the aircraft.
(iii) The non-adherence to the company procedures and standards pertinent to aircraft painting by personnel involved in the aircraft painting works.



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photo of Airbus-A300B4-622R-A7-ABV
accident date: 19-04-2007
type: Airbus A300B4-622R
registration: A7-ABV
 
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