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Last updated: 23 March 2019
Date:Monday 11 June 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Registration: D-AIFA
C/n / msn: 352
First flight: 2000-06-20 (18 years)
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
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Destination airport:-
An Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIFA, was being towed at Frankfurt Airport, Germany when a fire broke out in the tow tug. The plane sustained substantial damage to the nose and cockpit section. Ten airport staff, consisting of ground crew and emergency responders, suffered minor injuries as a result of smoke inhalation.

The aircraft was being prepared for flight LH426 from Frankfurt Airport, Germany to Philadelphia International Airport, USA. D-AIGP was assigned to replace the damaged aircraft, and departed at 3:10PM CEST with a delay of two hours.



photo of Airbus A340-313 	D-AIFA
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photo of Airbus A340-313 	D-AIFA
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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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