Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th, aircraft on fire during maintenance. A Qatar Airways Airbus A321-200, registration A7-AIB, was parked at a remote stand for maintenance concerning the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna, when at about 06:50L fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire could be extinguished. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be written off.
The aircraft had last flown on Dec 6th 2017 performing flight QR-234 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Doha (Qatar). The airline reported a fire broke out inside the cabin but was promptly extinguished. “Whilst there was some damage to the aircraft there were no injuries”, the airline stated.
The aircraft seen after the fire was extinguished: