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Terrifying moment, huge flames tear through a Boeing 777 at a Chinese airport

Terrifying moment when huge flames tear through a Boeing 777 while parking on the tarmac of a Chinese airport

  • Shocking images show the burning plane covered in glow and black smoke
  • The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire today at an airport in Shanghai
  • Authorities have reported no injuries or deaths at the time of writing
  • Officials are said to be investigating the cause of the incident

Frightening images have captured the moment when a Boeing 777 burns in a huge fire and smoke at an airport in China.

The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire today at around 4:00 PM local time while parking on the tarmac of Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

About an hour later, the fire was extinguished, local authorities said. No injuries or deaths have been recorded.

The cause of the incident is reportedly under investigation.

Shocking images show smoke and flames pouring out of the Boeing 777 as several emergency vehicles run to the burning plane.

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

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

According to the incident, no injuries or deaths were found Shanghai Fire Department.

About an hour later, the fire was extinguished, local authorities said. No injuries or deaths have been recorded. The cause of the incident is reportedly under investigation

About an hour later, the fire was extinguished, local authorities said. No injuries or deaths have been recorded. The cause of the incident is reportedly under investigation

Frightening images have captured the moment when a Boeing 777 burns in a huge fire and smoke at an airport in China. The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire today at around 4:00 PM

Frightening images have captured the moment when a Boeing 777 burns in a huge fire and smoke at an airport in China. The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire today at around 4:00 PM

Frightening images have captured the moment when a Boeing 777 burns in a huge fire and smoke at an airport in China. The Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire today at around 4:00 PM

Eighteen fire trucks were called to the rescue, local authorities said. The fire was extinguished at approximately 5:00 PM.

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

The news comes when Ethiopian Airlines experienced a similar fire in 2013 while a Boeing-787 Dreamliner was parked on the tarmac.

After the fire, all runways were closed for nearly 90 minutes. There were no passengers on board at the time, a Heathrow spokesman said.

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