Lufthansa Assessing Damage to A340 After Tug Fire

June 13, 2018
Lufthansa confirmed that the tow-tractor involved was a diesel-powered vehicle and not one of the new electric 'eTug' tractors put into operation at Frankfurt.

Lufthansa is still assessing the damage to the Airbus A340-300 caught up in a ground tractor fire at Frankfurt Main airport.

The aircraft suffered smoke contamination of its forward fuselage but images from the scene also indicate that its nose skin was breached during the blaze – with the strong possibility that smoke entered the cockpit and cabin.

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