Royal Air Maroc B763 at Montreal on Nov 4th 2013, cargo belt loader caught fire

Last Update: November 6, 2013 / 22:41:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 4, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AT-206

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
CN-RNT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 767-300, registration CN-RNT performing flight AT-206 from Casablanca (Marocco) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 258 people on board, had completed an uneventful flight, the aircraft reached the parking position, engines were shut down and passengers began to disembark. A cargo belt loader was used to unload luggage from the left aft cargo door but caught fire emitting a large plume of smoke and prompting the crew to initiate an emergency evacuation via slides. About 250 passengers evacuated the aircraft. 7 passengers received injuries, 5 of them were taken to hospital, the injuries partly to lower limbs as result of the evacuation and partly due to smoke inhalation.

The airport said it was Royal Air Maroc's decision to evacuate and asked whether it could have been done differently. 7 passengers were treated on the spot, 5 of them taken to a hospital.

Canada's TSB have opened an investigation.

On Nov 6th 2013 the TSB reported that the aircraft was parking at the gate after arrival from Casablanca. While the passengers began disembarking through the front left main door a cargo belt loader approached the left aft cargo door but caught fire due to a fuel leak inside its engine compartment. An evacuation was ordered, the passengers continued to deplane through the left front door and three slides (to the right hand side) were deployed with a number of passengers exiting the aircraft via the slides. 3 passengers sustained minor injuries as result of the evacuation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 4, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AT-206

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
CN-RNT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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