Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire at Shanghai Airport

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  • 09:43 AM, July 22, 2020
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Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire at Shanghai Airport
Ethiopian Airlines flight on fire at Shanghai Airport on July 22 (image via social media)

A Boeing 777F plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday.

The massive fire appears to have originated from the main cargo deck. The inferno has burnt through the airplane’s upper fuselage, videos circulating on Chinese social media show.

According to reports, the aircraft is believed to be ET-ARH, a 5-year old freighter built by Boeing. It is said to have arrived at Shanghai Airport from Brussels earlier today.

There are no fatalities, Chinese media reported citing Shanghai Fire Department.

A formal announcement from Ethiopian Airlines and Shanghai Airport is awaited.

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