Date & Time: 06/29/2008 05:15
Location: San Francisco, CA
Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-281(BDSF) Registration: N799AX
Operator: DHL (ABX Air)
Injuries & Fatalities: None
Description: While parked caught fire just behind the cockpit. The two persons on board exited safely. The fire was extinguished.
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On June 28, 2008 at approximately 10:15 pm pacific daylight time, Airborne Express flight 1611, a Boeing 767 aircraft, registration N799AX, caught fire just aft of the cockpit area while the flightcrew were preparing to start the engines. The airplane was parked at plot 11 at the San Francisco International Airport with all cargo loaded at the time the fire erupted. Both flightcrew members exited the aircraft safely via the cockpit windows. The airport rescue and fire fighting unit (ARFF) extinguished the fire. The fire burned a hole through the crown of the aircraft in the forward galley area. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was substantially damaged.
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