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World Flight simulator catches fire at Frankfurt airport

00:55  30 december  2016
00:55  30 december  2016 Source:   dw.com

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A flight simulator has caught fire in an office building at Frankfurt airport in western Germany. Some 200 people were forced to evacuate an office building at Frankfurt International Airport on Thursday after a flight simulator set ablaze.

A flight training simulator has caught fire at a office building at Frankfurt airport causing part of it to be evacuated.

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A flight simulator has caught fire in an office building at Frankfurt airport in western Germany. The blaze caused 16 million euros ($16,732,000) worth of damage.

Some 200 people were forced to evacuate an office building at Frankfurt International Airport on Thursday after a flight simulator set ablaze.

Fire fighters managed to extinguish the flames within 45 minutes. One person was taken to a hospital due to smoke inhalation.

'Technical fault'

According to German airline Condor, which owns the building where the fire occurred, other people were also examined at the hospital as a precautionary measure.

"The course of the incident was likely a technical fault," German police said. The simulator, much of which burned out, contained a replica passenger cabin.

The fire is believed to have caused 16 million euros ($16,732,000) worth of damage.

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