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What's The Story Behind This? QR A300 Fire At AUH  
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10621 times:

What is the story behind this mis-hap?


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First the A300 at AUH and now this A330-200 at TLS!

The "no smoking" sign is quiet ironic...

[Edited 2007-06-05 02:01:47]


No Vueling No Party
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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10598 times:

That's no A330. That's also an A300, just like the one that was destroyed in AUH. You can recongnise it by looking at the slats, since those are not A330 slats, and by looking at the distance between L1 and L2 door.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10573 times:

Interesting.

There is only one Qatar A330 "due" at the moment and that is line 849 - A7-ACM which made its f/f on 23 May. However, it was seen in the air at TLS and in full c/s on 29 May (a day after this pic was taken) and photo proof is here, so what's the deal ??

R


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10560 times:

I'm wondering if that was actually the A300 that caught fire at AUH?


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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10550 times:

That's an A300, check out the wing attachment to the fuselage.


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10531 times:

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
I'm wondering if that was actually the A300 that caught fire at AUH?

I believe it is. Just look at some details of the hangar on the picture you used and check the following from Flight Global. I don't think the A.net picture is at TLS but AUH.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...estroyed-in-gamco-fire-at-abu.html


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10422 times:

It is obvious to me the FlightGlobal pictures from AUH are the same A/C and Hangar from the a.net photo at TLS, the a.net photo is excellent quality but the photographer must have uploaded the wrong location in error and I would imagine it will be corrected in time.

Regards

LGA777


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10379 times:

This photo needs to be corrected then, as it states this is in TLS and it's an A330-202. It's not very likely the aircraft was ferried to TLS in this condition....  sarcastic 


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10196 times:

If you look on the Flight Global pics, on the right side you can see the " No Smoking" sign and the big " B " above it. It is definitly the GAMCO hangar in AUH.

I thought they check the pictures here on A.Net before they are released to the public  Smile . Pics like that can have a strong negative outcome so I wonder a bit.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10049 times:

Well sometimes photographers will get pics of an incident / accident / etc that we're not really supposed to be taking pictures of.... (so I'm told)... that could be why the photographer said Toulouse and A330.

If that was the case though, he should have just made up another screen name to upload it from anonymously.

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9848 times:

I assume this is for component recovery.
I doubt this will ever fly again (unless of course it's in crates)



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9815 times:

That is clearly the one at AUH. And it is an A300. Look at the "A" of "Qatar" on the second door. That is the old livery. A new A330 would have the new livery with the large red letters.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9647 times:

Any idea what was the IT A320 involved at that time.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9305 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
Any idea what was the IT A320 involved at that time.

Acc to this

RE: Qatar Airways Aircraft In Hangar Fire @ AUH (by OHLHD Apr 20 2007 in Civil Aviation)


It was VT-KFD.  Smile


User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

Whats it doing in a hanger? Tell me they are not going to repair his thing?

How come the dosrs appear to have survived intact?

[Edited 2007-06-05 14:02:23]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27321 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

Thats actually very scary looking!!! Are the conducting some kind of tests maybe??

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9229 times:

He is thinking "what the f*** am I going to tell the owners.

Seriously I expect it to be parted, wings/engines/undercarriage/cockpit and the rest scrapped.

Given it's location, I expect to happen soon.


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8797 times:

Are the Kingfisher A320 (VT-KFD) and the Air Mauritius A319 (3B-NBH) back in service?

User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8770 times:

This description on the photo has been amended.


John Hancock
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3314 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8539 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 17):
Are the Kingfisher A320 (VT-KFD) and the Air Mauritius A319 (3B-NBH) back in service?

By looking at the burnt fuselage and unburnt wings, I'd say the fire did not affect these two aircraft.

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 18):
This description on the photo has been amended.

I believe the title of this thread should be changed.

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Thread starter):
What's The Story Behind This? QR A330 Fire At TLS



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7470 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 14):
Whats it doing in a hanger? Tell me they are not going to repair his thing?

I think that this A/C should have been converted to freighter but looking at the massive damage and the broken rear section I do not think that there is anything to repair anymore.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 19):
By looking at the burnt fuselage and unburnt wings, I'd say the fire did not affect these two aircraft.

These two were just slightly damaged but they should be in service again ( as long as they are finally fitted with IFE or checked)


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7020 times:

It appears now as though the photo has been removed. Not surprising really I can't imagine that either QR or GAMCO would want that image getting any more exposure than it already has.


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User currently offlineBrianW999 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 312 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6798 times:

....and I really wish I'd included a smiley in the other thread about Florian needing glasses.  blush 

I WAS joking !!


User currently offlineTristarYUL From Chile, joined Jan 2005, 101 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

We will not disclose information but following internal discussions,the decision was taken to delete the image from the database.

Regards
Eric



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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

Quoting TristarYUL (Reply 23):
We will not disclose information but following internal discussions,the decision was taken to delete the image from the database.

Thats frustratingly annoying



John Hancock
25 ThePRGuy : Eh? Why? Don't make me come up there!!!
26 Post contains links and images AirplaneFan : Don't be cry babies. Always remember that MyAviation.net is a sister site of Airliners.net and most of the photos that photographers add to Airliners
27 Babaero : The rumour ( thats the only news comming out of GAMCO) is the interior was being cleaned with some type of highly flameable cleaner, when it caught fi
28 Srbmod : Since so many of the posts in this thread are not on-topic and are trying to continue a discussion that was locked in Aviation Photography, this threa
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