Cathay A330 stored in Spain destroyed by fire

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  • cwoodward

    Fire gutted a to-be retired 23 yo.Cathay A330-300 Reg B-HLF (an ex Dragon Air aircraft returned to the Cathay fleet) long term parked at Ciudad Real Airport causing the fuselage to be completely destroyed.
    The plane was initially parked in Spain in 2019 during the pandemic and was expected to be de-registered in the near future and sold for scrap.

    Airport authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze and a report will be released in the coming days.

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    well I will sleep better now knowing that! not really sure who cares about Cathay but hey ho haha


    That’s a hard situation. As the investigation is still going on, we cannot be sure about what really happened. Usually, fires like this can come from different things such as a problem in the electrical system, fuel leaks or intentional fire-starting. After the report is published, it will show a better image. Now, consider looking at maintenance files and security procedures to check if there were any mistakes that could have added up.

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