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Terrifying moment huge flames rip through a Boeing 777 at a Chinese airport

Terrifying moment huge flames rip through a Boeing 777 as it parks on the tarmac of a Chinese airport

  • Shocking footage shows the burning aircraft covered in huge smoke and blaze
  • The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught the fire today at an airport in Shanghai
  • No injuries or deaths have been recorded from the incident, local authorities say
  • Officials are said to be conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire  

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a Boeing 777 is burning in huge blaze and smoke at an airport in China. 

The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught the fire at around 4pm local time today while parking on the tarmac of Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The fire was put off about an hour later, said the local authorities. No injuries or deaths have been recorded.

An investigation into the cause of the incident is said to be underway.

Shocking footage shows smoke and flames pouring from the Boeing 777 while several emergency vehicles rushing towards the burning plane.

The aircraft, registered as ET-ARH, was a cargo plane owned by Ethiopian Airlines, according to a statement from the international carrier.

It  was scheduled to fly to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for transfer before arriving in Sao Paulo of Brazil, the notice said.

No injuries or deaths have been found in the incident, according to Shanghai Fire Brigade. 

The fire was put off about an hour later, said the local authorities. No injuries or deaths have been recorded. An investigation into the cause of the incident is said to be underway

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a Boeing 777 is burning in huge blaze and smoke at an airport in China. The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught the fire at around 4pm today

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a Boeing 777 is burning in huge blaze and smoke at an airport in China. The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught the fire at around 4pm today

Eighteen fire trucks were called to the scene for rescue, said the local authorities. The fire was put off at about 5pm. 

Local aviation authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, said the air company.

The news comes as Ethiopian Airlines has experienced a similar fire in 2013 while a Boeing-787 Dreamliner parking on the tarmac.

All runways were closed for nearly 90 minutes after the fire. No passengers were aboard the plane at the time, a Heathrow spokesman.

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