Other Airbus A340-211 F-GNIA, Thursday 20 January 1994
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Date:Thursday 20 January 1994
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
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
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. 


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



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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