Friday, 13 May 2022

Tibet airline’s A319 caught fire during take off

Yesterday (Thursday the 12th May) a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 traveling from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK) China to Nyingchi Airport (LZY/ZUNZ) China caught fire and burst into flames after a catastrophic runway excursion at China’s Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport.

The Airbus was about to depart as flight TV9833 for Nyingchi in Tibet around 8am when something happened forcing the pilots to abort the take off, causing it to suffer a runway excursion and burst into flames.

Video footage and photos shared on the internet showed flames and thick black smoke out of the fuselage.

All of the 113 passengers and 9 crew members on board evacuated the aircraft via an evacuation slide and were taken to the terminal. Out of 122, more than 40 passengers were taken to hospital with mild injuries.

The airport officials reportedly said that the fire began on the left side of the aircraft, towards its nose. Runway 03/21 at Chongqing-Jiangbei Airport was temporarily closed after the incident and it resumed operations by 10:30 am. 

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Tibet Airlines
Code: TV/TBA
Aircraft: Airbus A319-115
Registration: B-6425
Serial Number: 5157
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B7
First Flew: 13th November 2012
Age: 9 Yrs 6 Mts

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