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World Lufthansa Airbus A340 damaged by fire from Frankfurt Airport truck

07:05  12 june  2018
07:05  12 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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A Lufthansa Airbus A 340 -300 in Star Alliance livery (operated by Lufthansa CityLine) was damaged by a towing truck fire at Frankfurt Airport on Monday morning. The towing truck caught fire while bringing the aircraft to maintenance facilities at the airport .

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Lufthansa Airbus A 340 -300 was heavily damaged and 10 people were sent to a clinic to check for potential respiratory issues after a towing truck caught fire at Frankfurt airport , the German airline said on Monday.

The blackened and heavily damaged cockpit area of Lufthansa Airbus A340 is seen after the incident at Germany's Frankfurt Airport on June 11, 2018. The aircraft was painted in a special Star Alliance paint scheme. © Boris Roessler, AFP/Getty Images The blackened and heavily damaged cockpit area of Lufthansa Airbus A340 is seen after the incident at Germany's Frankfurt Airport on June 11, 2018. The aircraft was painted in a special Star Alliance paint scheme. A Lufthansa Airbus A340 was damaged after a fire broke out on a truck towing the widebody jet at Germany's Frankfurt Airport on Monday.

Ten airport workers, including ground crew and emergency responders, suffered smoke inhalation injuries that The Associated Press described as “minor.”

Lufthansa said it was not clear what led to the blaze. Images showed significant burn marks around the flight deck and front of the A340. The A340 was painted in a special Star Alliance livery.

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Lufthansa Airbus A 340 -300 (D-AIFA) sustained unknown heat damage whilst under tow at Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) when the connected tug caught fire below it. The reason for the fire is unknown yet. pic.twitter.com/vADKnxuwdE.

Lufthansa Airbus A 340 -300 (D-AIFA) sustained unknown heat damage whilst under tow at Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) when the connected tug caught fire below it.

“The aircraft is heavily damaged,” Lufthansa said in a statement to Reuters, adding to the news agency that the aircraft had been scheduled to used Monday for Lufthansa Flight 426 from Frankfurt to Philadelphia.

AP notes “the fire sent black smoke billowing into the air but airport traffic was not affected by the incident.”

Bloomberg News adds that “the aircraft, registered as D-AIFA, is named after the German city of Dorsten. The plane was delivered in 2000, making it more likely to be scrapped than repaired.”


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