An Empty Lufthansa A340 Has Caught Fire At Frankfurt Airport

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File this one under ‘close call.’

This morning at approximately 8AM at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, an empty Lufthansa A340-300 was being towed around the airport, in preparation for operating flight LH426, from Frankfurt to Philadelphia on behalf of Lufthansa CityLine. Presumably the aircraft was being towed to the gate for passengers to then board the flight, but details are still vague at this early stage. The plane had landed an hour earlier from Atlanta as LH445.

This flight to Philadelphia is scheduled to leave daily at 13:10.