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Social media footage shows smoke rising behind the cockpit of a British Airways Boeing 747-400. Firefighters at a Castellón airport in Valencia, Spain were able to put out the fire, but the jet suffered severe damage. The Spanish authorities have stated that there were no victims of the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed, but authorities have reported that it should be scrapped anyway.
Castellón Airport made a statement on Twitter that the Boeing was to be scrapped and that there were no passengers on board.
They added: “The firefighters at Castellón Airport and the Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon worked together to put out a fire on an airplane.
Four firefighters from the Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon (CPBC) were dispatched to fight the fire, along with two replacement command units.
Local authorities of the Valencian government issued an update on the fire and confirmed that it was a disused jet.
The Boeing aircraft has been parked at Castellón Airport since August after being decommissioned by British Airways.
According to Planespotters. Net Boeing 747-400 G-CIVD was the only British Airways jet stored at the airport.
The last flight took place on 18. August and was in service with its first flight in December 1994 for almost 26 years.
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