A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 on Friday December 8, 2017, caught fire while WiFi equipment was being installed to the aircraft.
The fire burnt through the roof as you can see from the photos that were taken on the spot. I would assume that the airline needs to write off this frame due to excessive damage.
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Here are some additional photos:
This is a quite expensive mistake but luckily there were no fatalities and firefighters at the Hamad International Airport were able to put off the fire fast.
The incident won’t affect Qatar’s schedule as they have plenty of slack at the moment due to the blockage by the gulf neighbors.
Qatar Airways converted previous Airbus order to 50 Airbus A321neo one during French prime minister’s visit to the country on Thursday. Plenty of new Airbus planes coming in.