Under-maintenance Qatar Airways aircraft catches fire; no injuries

 08 Dec 2017 - 19:53

Under-maintenance Qatar Airways aircraft catches fire; no injuries
Qatar Airways Airbus A321 (for representation purpose only)

The Peninsula

Doha: A Qatar Airways aircraft parked at a remote stand in Hamad International Airport (HIA) caught fire while under maintenance this morning, a statement from the airline said.

The fire inside the cabin was extinguished immediately and no injuries were reported.

Local authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident, the statement said.

The flight traffic at HIA was not affected.

The full statement from airlines follows:

“At 06:50am today a Qatar Airways Airbus A321 aircraft positioned at a remote stand experienced a fire whilst under maintenance at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The fire inside the cabin was promptly contained and extinguished. Whilst there was some damage to the aircraft there were no injuries. A full investigation is being conducted by the local authorities to establish the cause. Traffic at HIA was not affected and is running as normal.”

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