Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal

November 07, 2013 16:36 ET

Update: Fire on a Service Vehicle Near a Royal Air Maroc Plane

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2013) - Following the unfortunate incident of Monday, November 4, when a service vehicle near a Royal Air Maroc (RAM) plane caught fire, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) wishes to clarify the situation by providing the following timeline:

4:40 p.m. RAM Boeing 767-300, is parked at Gate 61
Passengers (nearly 200) disembark via the loading bridge to the terminal until 4:57 p.m.
4:45 Fire starts in the baggage conveyor vehicle
4:45:57 sec. ADM control tower is advised by RAM that a fire has started
4:46:56 sec. ADM fire service (SIADM) leaves its station
RAM deploys emergency chutes to evacuate passengers
4:48 ADM's Airport Patrol arrives at the scene and directs passengers to Gate 62
4:49 SIADM arrives at Gate 61
4:50 Fire is brought under control
(The two extinguishers that were located near Gate 61 were checked by the SIADM and were operational)

On Tuesday evening, November 5, the RAM Boeing 767 departs Montréal for Casablanca.

For any further information, ADM asks the media to call the Transportation Safety Board of Canada at 819 994-8053.

Contact Information

  • Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
    514 394-7304