An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777Freighter caught fire today at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG), China.
The six-year-old aircraft registered ET-ARH arrived in Shanghai from Brussels Airport (BRU) the previous day. The cargo aircraft was loading to operate a service from Pudong Shanghai to Sao Paolo-Santiago via Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines released a statement saying, “Ethiopian Airlines B777 freighter aircraft with registration number ET-ARH caught fire while loading cargo at Pudong Shanghai airport today, July 2020. The aircraft was on regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago via Addis Ababa. All ground staff and flying crew are safe.”
Africa’s largest airline ended the statement saying, “Ethiopian has collaborated with all concerned authorities and contained the fire. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the appropriate authorities.”
Based on the images and videos in circulation the damage seems extensive, as the fire was erupting from the fuselage above the main cargo deck of the aircraft.
More to follow…
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