Aeroflot IL-96 caught fire and burned while parked empty
The aircraft was parked on the tarmac at Shermetievo Airport when under reasons yet to be established, a fire broke out in the foreward fuselage section. Flames and heat burned through the cabin roof making the aircraft a hull loss before the airport fire bridage arrived at the scene. The flames were extinguished after about one hour.
It appears the aircraft was empty at the time so no person was hurt in the event.
The aircraft was in a long term storage at Sheremetievo Airport since March 2014. Aeroflot recently retired all of their IL-96s.
NOTE: This incident marks the 1st ever hull loss of an Ilyushin IL-96.
Date: 2014-06-03 Time: 14:25:00
Location: UUEE SVO Moscow Sheremetyevo
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Flight phase: STD – Standing with Engine(s) not Operating
Damage to a/c: hull loss
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Operator: Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
Leased from: Unknown
Type: Ilyushin Il-96
Age a/c: 21.1041 years
Constr. No.: 74393201007
Jacdec Incident ID: 2014-06-03-IL96
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