Stored British Airways B747 Catches Fire in Spain
British Airways Boeing 747 Fire

Stored British Airways B747 Catches Fire in Spain

Today at Castellon airport in Spain, a stored British Airways Boeing 747-400 caught fire.

The aircraft, with registration G-CIVD, made a ferried flight for retirement and dismantling to Castellon airport in mid-August. Since then the 26 year old aircraft has been stored at a remote stand.

According to Levante newspaper, as explained by the provincial deputy for Firefighters, Abel Ibáñez, the fire started while airport operators were working on the B747.

It is believed that the fire occurred due to an oxygen pipe being cut and subsequently igniting, although the cause is still being actively investigated. As a precaution, the planes that were nearby the burned aircraft have been relocated.

The fire only affected the front of the aircraft and nobody was injured.

The ‘Victor Delta’ aircraft was delivered to BA in December of 1994, since January 2014 it has been adorned with the “Oneworld” special colours. Its last commercial flight was between LHR and Lagos on April 18th; in total it has made 13,398 flights, which equates to 118,445 hours and 59 million miles.