A BRITISH AIRWAYS Boeing plane parked at Castellón Airport, Spain, has caught fire.
Social media footage shows smoke billowing out from behind the cockpit of a British Airways Boeing 747-400. Firefighters at a Castellón Airport in Valencia, Spain, were able to extinguish the blaze, but the jet suffered major damage. Spanish authorities have said there were no casualties from the fire. The cause of the blaze has not yet been confirmed but authorities have reported it was to be scrapped regardless.
Castellón Airport issued a statement on Twitter, saying that the Boeing was to be scrapped and no passengers were on board.
They added: “Castellón Airport firefighters and Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon worked together to extinguish a fire in an aircraft.
“There have been no injuries to regret and the fire is already confined.”
Four Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon (CPBC) fire fighters were sent to tackle the fire, along with 2 command units as back up.
The CPBC were able to extinguish the first behind the Boeing’s cockpit at 12:51PM GMT.
Local Valencian Government authorities then issued an update about the blaze, and confirmed it was a decommissioned jet.
They added: “It is a plane without passengers and destined for scrapping.”
The CPBC also reported the Boeing was parked in a designated scrap area, and as a result no damage was caused to other jets.