ALERT Air Canada #AC881 evacuated at Paris CDG after APU of the Boeing 777 caught fire

An Air Canada aircraft has been evacuated at Paris CDG Airport due to fire.

Yesterday, passagers of Air Canada flight #AC881 to Toronto have been evacuated on the Tarmac of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

According to sources, the Boeing 777 (reg. C-FIVQ) suffered an APU fire.

An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a device on a plane that provides energy for functions other than propulsion. Aircraft APUs generally produce 115 V alternating current (AC) at 400 Hz (rather than 50/60 Hz in mains supply), to run the electrical systems of the aircraft.

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