Fire on retired, former British Airways 747-400
“Emergency services quickly extinguished the fire on one of our retired aircraft, which occurred during the dismantling process. No injuries were reported.” -British Airways
The aircraft is actually no longer owned by British Airways and has been retired from service for some time. Parked on a remote stand, the aircraft was marked for dismantling by its new owners at a regional airfield.
It’s believed that the fire was caused by the aircraft insulation catching a spark from dismantling equipment.https://a6f69a2a0ccd3326134eb1805836d370.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0
British Airways began an accelerated retirement of its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft earlier this year as a result of the huge drop in passenger demand being experienced globally. As a result, aircraft have been ferried to sites around Europe to be scrapped, preserved, or even turned into movie props. G-CIVD, the aircraft thought to have caught fire, last flew on August 18th on a ferry flight to Castellon.