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Ethiopian freighter ablaze in Shanghai

Posted 22 July 2020 · Add Comment

An Ethiopian airlines 777F freighter has been severely damaged following a fire at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport in China.

 

The burning Ethiopian freighter - image Twitter


The aircraft was being loaded for its flight to Sao Paulo-Santiago via Addis Ababa when the fire took hold.
Footage from Chinese social media shows flames erupting from the fuselage above the main cargo deck.
Reports from Shanghai say the fire has been contained by the emergency services. Flights due to land at Pudong were diverted to Shanghai’s other airport at Hongqiao
There are no reports of casualties.
 

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