British Airways 747 bursts into flames at Spanish airport where it was being stored following its retirement
- The Boeing 747-400 was being stored at Castellon Airport in Spain
- It burst into flames on Monday with smoke billowing out from behind the cockpit
- Firefighters put out the blaze and confirmed the plane was due to be scrapped
A British Airways Boeing 747-400 has burst into flames at a Spanish airport.
The aircraft was being stored at Castellon Airport after it was recently withdrawn from service.
Footage shows the blaze erupting from behind the cockpit as smoke billows out of the plane.
A British Airways Boeing 747-400 has burst into flames at a Spanish airport, with smoke billowing out near the cockpit
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose but the Boeing suffered serious damage.
The airport has confirmed there were no casualties and no one was on board at the time.
They added that the plane was due to be scrapped after it was recently retired.
It is not yet known how the fire started.
The airport said: ‘Castellón Airport firefighters and Provincial Fire Consortium Castellon worked together to extinguish a fire in an aircraft.