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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175771
Last updated: 20 June 2020
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Date:23-APR-2015
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:Jetstar Airways
Registration: VH-VQC
C/n / msn: 3668
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Newcastle Airport (NTL) -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The aircraft (VH-VQC) was saturated with fire fighting foam after the hangar fire suspression equipment was activated inadvertantly. Airbus (VH-VQW) was also in the hangar.
Fire fighting foam suspression is apparently very corrosive.

Sources:

http://www.thejetstarsouce.com/jetstar-a320-vh-vqw-damaged-in-newcastle-foam-incident/
http://web.archive.org/web/20150907052320/http://australianaviation.com.au:80/2015/04/two-jetstar-a320s-damaged-after-fire-extinguishers-trigger-at-newcastle-airport-hangar/


Images:

Photo of VH-VQC courtesy AirHistory.net


Perth (YPPH / PER)
2 April 2016; (c) Kurt Finger

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2015 05:47 Petropavlovsk Added
30-Apr-2015 05:48 harro Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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