Fire swept through part of new GBP5 million buildings at Brussels international airport, November 4.?
Fire swept through part of new GBP5 million buildings at Brussels international airport, November 4. It started after explosion in the basement of the six-storey passenger building.
An airport official said sabotage could not be ruled out.
Ten people were trapped on a roof. Two of them were saved by helicopter. Others were rescued by firemen who had sped from the city centre ten miles away.
Ambulances and emergency rescue squads stood by as flames leapt 150 feet into the air. Soon after the explosion the control tower at the top of the building, the main hangar and the meteorological offices were in flames.
Aircraft from London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt landed safely in the light of the flames.
Next day's results included cancellation of two incoming and outgoing Sabena Belgian Airline flights at London Airport. Passengers were transferred to BEA aircraft.
Sabena were hoping resume normal services the following day (November 6).