A decommissioned British Airways Boeing 747 stored at Castellón Airport (CDT), in Spain suffered extensive damage after a fire started in the cabin for an unknown reason.
The British Airways Boeing 747-400, registered G-CIVD, had been the first of the carrier’s Jumbo Jet fleet to be retired. It flew to Castellón Airport on August 18, 2020, and had been stored there since then while waiting for its dismantling.
But on November 23, 2020, firefighters from the airport were called to intervene on the giant aircraft, as a fire broke out in its cabin. Local emergency teams from the Provincial Firefighters Consortium were mobilized as reinforcement. Planes parked near the burning aircraft were towed away.
Se incendia en @CDTairport uno de los @boeing 747 que @British_Airways mandó para su desguace por #ecube_solutions #avgeeks pic.twitter.com/4m9z5Zy0V4
— Fly News (@flynewsmagazine) November 23, 2020
The fire was eventually extinguished. “There have been no injuries to regret and the fire is already confined,” Castellón Airport reported.
Los bomberos del aeropuerto de Castellón (@CDTairport) y del @SIAB_Castellon trabajan de forma conjunta en la extinción de un incendio en una aeronave. No ha habido que lamentar heridos y el fuego se encuentra ya confinado. pic.twitter.com/KuQtz9BW4O
— Aeropuerto de Castellón (@CDTairport) November 23, 2020