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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:47 pm

So TK looses 2 planes in the past few months. LH just lost another plane to a fire......Is there a pattern i'm missing here?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Any news on D-AIFA? Where at FRA is she parked? As she won’t return to service I wonder if part out and scrapping has begun.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:38 pm

DABYT wrote:
Any news on D-AIFA? Where at FRA is she parked? As she won’t return to service I wonder if part out and scrapping has begun.


According to my friend she is parked at LH Technik all hidden between A/Cs parked there. I believe she will be scrapped.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:13 pm

Well, any updated news on D-AIFA?
Has the scrapping begun?
Pics?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:54 pm

It appears the fire burned through the skin and into the fuselage. I can't imagine that it would only be minor damage. Anyone enlighten us otherwise?
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:02 pm

frmrCapCadet wrote:
It appears the fire burned through the skin and into the fuselage. I can't imagine that it would only be minor damage. Anyone enlighten us otherwise?


No minor damage. The aircraft is done. From what I hear they are waiting for the insurance to get their stuff done and then it will be scrapped.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:07 am

Blotto wrote:
frmrCapCadet wrote:
It appears the fire burned through the skin and into the fuselage. I can't imagine that it would only be minor damage. Anyone enlighten us otherwise?


No minor damage. The aircraft is done. From what I hear they are waiting for the insurance to get their stuff done and then it will be scrapped.

Scrapping has started:

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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 am

Thanks for the update, N14AZ!
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 am

N14AZ wrote:


Taken down a peg or two :-)
and I suppose FraPort would like to see it vanish reasonably fast.

Someone urgently needed a piece of window belt ?
( or was that done to have easy access to unwieldy cabin monuments? )
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 pm

WIederling wrote:
Someone urgently needed a piece of window belt ?

I noticed the same thing.
WIederling wrote:
or was that done to have easy access to unwieldy cabin monuments?

Doubt it. If it was for better access they would have made a higher opening, I guess... but what I do know, haven't scrapped that many A340's in my life... ;-)

DABYT wrote:
Thanks for the update, N14AZ!

Welcome!
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:59 pm

WIederling wrote:
and I suppose FraPort would like to see it vanish reasonably fast.


The remainder of the A/C is located on LHT premises so Fraport doesn't care.

And they use it for funny stuff. There has just been a tank rescue training. You typically don't do that with A/C you still want to fly ;) Not sure though where the windows went
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:18 pm

Blotto wrote:
The remainder of the A/C is located on LHT premises so Fraport doesn't care.


From the picture I would say the aircraft is stored behind LH's "butterfly hangars", correct? More or less this location, correct?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:33 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Blotto wrote:
The remainder of the A/C is located on LHT premises so Fraport doesn't care.


From the picture I would say the aircraft is stored behind LH's "butterfly hangars", correct? More or less this location, correct?


yes, correct
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:03 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Blotto wrote:
frmrCapCadet wrote:
It appears the fire burned through the skin and into the fuselage. I can't imagine that it would only be minor damage. Anyone enlighten us otherwise?


No minor damage. The aircraft is done. From what I hear they are waiting for the insurance to get their stuff done and then it will be scrapped.

Scrapping has started:

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I'd say the scrapping has finished!

No engines
No wheels
No interior
No flaps

Anything else?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:05 pm

No vertical tailplane.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:43 pm

danj555 wrote:
I'd say the scrapping has finished!

No engines
No wheels
No interior
No flaps

Anything else?

??? I consider scrapping as finished once it looks like this:
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:55 pm

I always appreciate updates on stories like this.
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:23 pm

WIederling wrote:
N14AZ wrote:


Taken down a peg or two :-)
and I suppose FraPort would like to see it vanish reasonably fast.

Someone urgently needed a piece of window belt ?
( or was that done to have easy access to unwieldy cabin monuments? )


That hole is to remove monuments and premium seats.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:44 pm

You can see it on Google Maps, behind the big hanger with the flared corners.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:04 pm

RRTrent wrote:
You can see it on Google Maps, behind the big hanger with the flared corners.

I would appreciate it if you could give some more detail about where the aircraft is, thanks!

I assume it is on the "south side" where all the LT buildings seem to be. On the left hand edge of the buildings is the A380 Maintenance hanger - can you "drive me" from there to the A340!
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:19 pm

sassiciai wrote:
I would appreciate it if you could give some more detail about where the aircraft is, thanks!


Here.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:03 pm

Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222)

The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft in the linked Google Map show a couple of A330s and 2 A32x, no A340
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm

sassiciai wrote:
Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222)

The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft in the linked Google Map show a couple of A330s and 2 A32x, no A340


Weird. I see a STAR ALLIANCE painted A340, parked next to an A330, when I click that link.
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:11 pm

sassiciai wrote:
Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222)

The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft in the linked Google Map show a couple of A330s and 2 A32x, no A340

Exactly, it just shows the location but it’s not an up-to-date picture.

Maybe it’s different from country to country but if I start google maps I can see D-AIFA.

PS.: it‘s not in the southern part of FRA but I am too tired to give you a better guidance right now... I drank what you have in your profile picture... :-)
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:33 pm

sassiciai wrote:
Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222)

The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft in the linked Google Map show a couple of A330s and 2 A32x, no A340


I am able to retrieve both versions, yours and the one with a 3D model of the burned aircraft. I think you might have to toggle a setting. Go to the menu option on the top left corner, and enable "Globe". A shot in the dark, see if that's your issue... :crossfingers:
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:26 pm

It's still there at the same spot as in googlemaps (saw the other day when passing the airport)
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:12 am

sassiciai wrote:
RRTrent wrote:
You can see it on Google Maps, behind the big hanger with the flared corners.

I would appreciate it if you could give some more detail about where the aircraft is, thanks!


Apologies, I don't know how to post a maps link, but several posts have noted the hanger its behind. once you see the A340 click to 3D mode and just move down to an almost side view of the aircraft, the scorch marks are clearly visible.

I understand you cant see any A340 when you lick the link, but others have noted they can, so maybe go to FRA manually on Maps and find the hanger beside the A gates. If not, maybe maps updates are location based? but I can definitely see it.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:26 am

A Lufthansa Airbus A340 was damaged after a fire broke out on a truck towing the widebody jet at Germany's Frankfurt Airport on Monday.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:33 am

You mean again or is this an old reporting?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:48 am

RRTrent wrote:

Apologies, I don't know how to post a maps link, but several posts have noted the hanger its behind. once you see the A340 click to 3D mode and just move down to an almost side view of the aircraft, the scorch marks are clearly visible.

There must be multiple versions of the views out there. While I do see an A340 in Star Alliance livery, it is absolutely intact. No scorch marks whatsoever.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 pm

Harry765 wrote:
A Lufthansa Airbus A340 was damaged after a fire broke out on a truck towing the widebody jet at Germany's Frankfurt Airport on Monday.

Are you talking about the same incident from 2018? Or a new one?
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:43 pm

The damaged Star Alliance 340 is exactly where the google map location is.
I know because I drove past it on Monday.
 
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:40 pm

Eitilt wrote:
The damaged Star Alliance 340 is exactly where the google map location is.
I know because I drove past it on Monday.


No, not exactly, but nearly. Just move the google picture a bit to the right. AIFA is located exactly on the spot, where on the google image the A330 is parked.
What I know is that AIFA will be gone by the end of February.
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Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:06 pm

Its gone now. I drove past yesterday and all that was remaining, was a bit of the cockpit.

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