Three planes destroyed in fire at Broken Hill airport and one person injured

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Three light planes were completely destroyed in a fire which began in a hangar at Broken Hill Airport on Sunday morning with one person treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by ambulance personnel.

Four Fire and Rescue trucks and crews, along with RFS crews arrived at the fire which broke out just after 10am on Sunday and quickly spread.

Other light planes and a helicopter were moved and were not damaged, with fire crews getting the blaze under control within 45minutes before using thermal cameras to ensure the fire had gone out.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances but investigations into the cause of the fire continue.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) told the Barrier Truth any damaged aircraft would need to be inspected and repaired by an approved maintenance organisation using approved data prior to flight.

Damaged Hangar facilities would not be inspected by CASA but any temporary or new facilities would require CASA approval.
Aircraft saved, depending on the damage (if any), may require inspection by an approved maintenance organisation.

CASA may review maintenance records of repairs and/or inspect aircraft depending on damage and repairs carried out.

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