Czech ATR 42 Destroyed in Fire

 - June 18, 2012, 4:00 PM
This CSA ATR 42 was destroyed in a maintenance hangar fire in the Czech Republic - Photo courtesy Miklos Szabo, the Aviation Safety Network

An ATR 42-500 was destroyed and one maintenance worker was injured in a June 9 fire at Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (LKPR), Prague, Czech Republic. The airplane was parked inside Czech Airlines Technics’ Hangar F for maintenance when an explosion occurred, followed by a fire that destroyed the twin turboprop. Another ATR 42 in the same hangar also sustained damage.