Other Airbus A340-211 F-GNIA, Thursday 20 January 1994
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Date:Thursday 20 January 1994
Time:05:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A342 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-211
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GNIA
MSN: 010
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:2448 hours
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Other
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Standing
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Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Airbus 340 F-GNIA had been in service since June 27, 1993. After the completion of an A-check the aircraft was pulled from the maintenance hangar to the terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. At that moment a fire broke out; the fire services were not able prevent the aircraft from being damaged beyond repair by the fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Overheat and fire of the yellow hydraulic electric pump operating the aircraft cargo doors on ground with the engines off. 

Sources:

A340.net
Air Safety Week 31 January 1994 (p. 4)
Flight International 18-24 January 95
PZC 21.1.94
Scramble 177

Location

Images:


photo (c) Felix Goetting; Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG); 10 April 1994


photo (c) Jurgen Aertssen; Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG); 09 August 1993


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG); August 1993

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