Plane catches fire at Frankfurt Airport after towing truck burst into flames

  11 June 2018    Read: 7492
Plane catches fire at Frankfurt Airport after towing truck burst into flames

A plane cockpit has caught on fire after a truck towing the aircraft burst into flames.

The Airbus A340-300 was being towed away from a terminal at Frankfurt Airport in Germany on Monday morning when the blaze took hold.

Fire crews rushed to douse the flames, with photographs at the scene showing the tow truck on fire and flames rising to the cockpit area of the plane, blackening its exterior.

The incident reportedly occurred during a 'pushback' where an aircraft is pushed backwards away from the airport gate by a towing vehicle to avoid the aeroplane having to use its engine jets close to the terminal.

There have been no reports of injuries and it is not clear if any crew or passengers were on the plane at the time.


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