Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2001 Issue

September 05, Denver, Colo. / Boeing 777

At 17:14 mountain time, a Boeing 777-236 operated by British Airways was damaged during a ground fire at Denver International Airport that killed a ground crew member. No one else was injured. A witness said the fueler had attached the refueling nozzles to the single point refueling lines in the airplane’s left wing. He said the flow meter indicated the refueling had begun when a fuel line separated from the airplane and whipped around a bit. A fire ensued....

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