The blast occurred at about 9:20 PM Local time according to eyewitnesses. A Czech Airlines ATR was apparently undergoing maintenance at the time of the explosion. The Prague-Ruzyne Fire Department moved in and extinguished the fire by 11:00 PM.
3 people were hurt in the incident but none of the injuries are reported to be serious.
The ATR-42 aircraft (registration OK-KFM) was completely destroyed.