Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport

posted on 22nd July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport

On Wednesday (July 22nd) an Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport none of the crew or ground staff were harmed.

Ethiopian Airlines said in a Facebook post, “The cause of the incident was under investigation”.

The aircraft was on a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago, it added.

Videos circulating on social media showed heavy smoke pouring from the Ethiopian aircraft, with scorching on a large section of the upper fuselage.

After the fire broke, flights bound for Shanghai Pudong International Airport were diverted to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, said aviation data provider Variflight.