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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161899
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-36NER
Owner/operator:Royal Air Maroc
Registration: CN-RNT
MSN: 30843/867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 251
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL) -   Canada
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN/GMMN)
Destination airport:Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Royal Air Maroc flight AT205, a Boeing 767 carrying 243 passengers and 8 crew members, parked at gate 61 after landing at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. During deplaning at 16:45, a fire broke out under a belt loader that was positioned under the left rear cargo door. The smell of smoke created by the fire penetrated the cabin, prompting the captain to order the evacuation of the aircraft. Some passengers evacuated the aircraft through the jetway while others used the evacuation slides. Seven passengers suffered minor injuries. The airport firefighting service arrived on site at 16:49 and brought the fire under control. The aircraft sustained no damage.

The investigation found that a connector in the fuel system on the belt loader disconnected while the engine was running. Consequently, fuel sprayed onto the hot surface of the exhaust and caused a fire.

In the weeks following the occurrence, all of the service provider's belt loaders at airports across Canada had their fuel systems inspected for connectors, and they installed an emergency switch on belt loaders that did not already have one. They also shared their observations with other service providers concerning the risks associated with the vulnerability of the fuel system for this engine model on ground handling equipment. Aéroports de Montréal has incorporated service providers such as ground handlers into their safety management system, and its firefighting service now offers training to employees working on the apron.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Apr 2009 CN-RNT RAM 0 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) sub



Photo of CN-RNT courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
2003; (c) Joop de Groot Collection

Revision history:

05-Nov-2013 07:04 harro Added
05-Nov-2013 07:08 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 16:47 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
04-Feb-2015 21:34 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]

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