A Qatar Airways A321 has caught fire at Doha’s Hamad International Airport

On the 8th of December, a Qatar Airways A321, registered A7-AIB with msn 4382, has caught fire while on ground and undergoing maintenance works concerning the IFE system and the satcom antenna.


At 0650L a fire broke out in the cabin, burning through the roof of the aircraft before it could be extinguished.

Although there were no injuries as there was no one on board, the aircraft sustained major structural damage and will probably be written off instead of being repaired.

Qatar says a full investigation in the incident is being conducted by the local authorities to establish the cause of the fire.

An image of the damage from inside the cabin: