Service truck catches fire underneath Air Canada Boeing 777

A service truck caught fire underneath an Air Canada Boeing 777-300 aircraft at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) on July 9, 2023. The incident occurred at around 15:25  local time while the aircraft was parked at the gate. The truck was carrying fuel and lubricants for the aircraft. The fire started after the truck's engine caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the truck's fuel tanks, causing a large explosion.


The fire caused significant damage to the truck and the underside of the aircraft. However, the aircraft's fuselage and engines were not damaged. The fire was extinguished by airport firefighters within 30 minutes. There were no injuries in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Air Canada Boeing 777-300 aircraft was en route from Montreal to Toronto. The flight was canceled after the fire. The passengers were accommodated on other flights.

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The fire caused significant disruption to operations at YUL. The airport's fire department responded to the fire with 30 firefighters and 10 fire trucks. The fire closed one of the airport's runways for several hours. The fire is a reminder of the importance of safety at airports. It is also a reminder that even the most routine operations can sometimes go wrong.

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Air Canada has said that it is working with the airport and the fire department to investigate the cause of the fire. The airline has also said that it is providing support to the passengers who were affected by the cancellation of the flight.


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