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Ground fire of a Boeing 737-322 in Aktau

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2015 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
LY-FLB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Aktau - Mineralnye Vody
MSN:
24667/1893
YOM:
9
Flight number:
DV742/DV831
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After completing flight DV742 from Astana, the aircraft was parked at a gate, waiting for its passengers to complete the flight DV831 to Mineralnye Vody. The aircraft landed at 1818LT and was scheduled to depart around 1915LT when an explosion occurred in the forward compartment of the cabin, few meters behind the cockpit. A fire spread into the cabin and partially destroyed the fuselage. Nobody was hurt in this incident but the aircraft is written off. According to local medias, it appears the explosion was caused by an oxygen bottle.