Cargo plane catches fire in Shanghai airport

By Xing Yi in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-22 18:18
Smoke partly obscures an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane that caught fire at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, on July 22, 2020. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]

A foreign cargo plane caught fire at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 3:57 pm on Wednesday, according to the Shanghai Firefighting Bureau.

The bureau said that the municipal emergency center dispatched 18 fire engines from five fire stations in the neighboring area.

The fire was put out at 5:01 pm. No casualties have been reported.

According to VariFlight, a Chinese aviation-data service, the plane that caught fire is a Boeing 777 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

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