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Lotus Air A.320 grounded at Paris-CDG after APU fire
Last updated: 23 October 2017

published: 22 JAN 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Lotus Air flight 6042 from Cairo to Paris-CDG suffered an APU fire after arrival. The plane, Airbus A.320 SU-LBE, was grounded as personnel also discovered a 40cm hole in the fuselage and after electrical wiring was found on the runway. Reporedly the captain refused to file an incident report and wanted to return to Cairo because he did not have any instrument indications of APU problems. (le Parisien)