By: AirTravellerPH Staff
An Asiana Airline Airbus A380 caught fire while refueling at Seoul Incheon Airport. A video showed flames and smoke coming out of engine number 1 while parked at the airport gate. Cause of the fire is still unknown as of this writing. The fire broke out at about 2:48pm local time as the aircraft was being prepared to fly to Los Angeles as flight number OZ202. The Asiana A380 is powered by four Rolls Royce Trent 970 engines.
There were no passengers on board the aircraft when the incident happened.
Firefighters are seen tackling the blaze in the video, while some unknown marterials perhaps from the engine are seen burning in the ground.
The aircraft was said to have arrived from New York and landed an hour and a half behind schedule. Asiana operates a fleet of six A380s with an average age of 4.6 years.
Airbus has announced that it will end the production of the A380 as many airlines now favors fuel efficient long-range twin-engine aircraft instead of 4-engine jumbo jets.