An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire at Shanghai airport

A 777F Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane has caught fire at Shanghai Pudong international airport. There are no reports of injuries.

The fire started on the main cargo deck and broke through to the top of the fuselage in the tail section. The incident, according to Airline Ratings, is almost identical to another fire on an Ethiopian 787 plane at Heathrow in 2013, which was caused by a leaking battery. However, there are no official reasons for the incident.

The plane that caused the accident in Shanghai, according to Flightglobal, was released about five years ago. The Chinese media reported at 17: 00 local time that the fire was extinguished and an investigation into the cause of the incident was launched.

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