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Retired British Airways plane catches fire for airport in Spain

November 25, 2020
 A retired British Airways 747 aircraft found fire near its cockpit while being dismantled at a regional airfield in Spain on November 23.

“Emergency companies quickly extinguished the fire using one of our retired aircraft, which occurred through the dismantling process,” said Uk Airways in a affirmation. “No accidents were reported.”

The Boeing 747 have been “retired from provider for quite a while” and was no longer owned by BA, the airline added. The plane’s latest owners were getting the aircraft dismantled at Castellón Airport, located about 62 miles up the coastline of the Balearic Ocean from Valencia.

Video on social press shows dark smoke billowing from the plane’s cockpit seeing as sirens blared found in the background.

It is believed the fire was caused after aircraft insulation caught a spark from dismantling devices although it was parked on a good remote stand for dismantling, BA said.

Castellón Airport tweeted a picture of firefighters spraying the plane with what were a normal water cannon mounted on a good firetruck.

“Castellón Airport terminal firefighters and Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon worked mutually to extinguish a fire in an aircraft,” the airport terminal said. “There have been no accidents to regret and the fire is already confined.”

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