|Quoting hotplane (Reply 33):|
This aircraft arrived at 0630 this morning and, as usual, was towed to a remote stand around 40 minutes later prior to departure to the evening departure. One good thing was it was parked just yards from the western fire station.
|Quoting NYC777 (Reply 38):|
Weird, if it arrived early in the morning 6:30 London time and almost 12 hours had past until this fire started. I assume that the pilots shut down all the electrical systems after the flight arrived knowing that they don't need to be turned on until later in the evening. What time was the departure from LHR supposed to be?
|Quoting travelavnut (Reply 42):|
Could have happened when they connected ground power or the started the APU... (if it is indeed the battery problem)
|Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 43):|
9pm BST, so this fire was about 4 hours prior to departure.
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