A Qatar Airways A321 catches fire during maintenance


Doha - A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 caught fire on Friday, December 8, during a maintenance operation in Doha, no injury reported.

The airline confirmed the incident took place on December 8 in the morning.

"At 6:50 am today, a Qatar Airways Airbus A321, positioned in a remote park, suffered from a fire while on maintenance at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The fire was quickly controlled and extinguished. Although the plane was damaged, there were no injuries. An investigation is conducted by local authorities to determine the cause. Traffic to HIA has not been affected and is functioning normally," the airline said.

The fire probably started from the satellite communication antenna. However, this information has not been officially confirmed.

According to Aviation Safety Network, the A321 in question would be registered as A7-AIB (MSN 4382). It was delivered to Qatar Airways in July 2010. The company's fleet has eight A321s in total, according to Airbus data.

Qatar Airways A7-AIB Fire