Ethiopian Airlines plane catches fire at Shanghai airport

Business: Ethiopian Airlines plane catches fire at Shanghai airport

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:38 pm

An Ethiopian Airline cargo airplane caught fireplace in China, an aviation information tracking portal pronounced on Wednesday morning.

The incident involved Ethiopian Airlines 777F which used to be parked at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. The blaze was centralized in the fuselage area.

“The aircraft is thought to be ET-ARH, a 5-year historic 777 Freighter. It arrived from Brussels at 11:51 (GMT 8) and scheduled to go away to Brazil’s São Paulo GRU,” the portal added.

The furnace department at the airport without delay set out to douse the blaze as a quantity of floor personnel appeared on.

According to a declaration issued by way of the airlines, the plane was once on a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago.

“All ground team of workers and flying crew are safe. Ethiopian has collaborated with all involved authorities and contained the fire,” the announcement added.

The airline also played a crucial role in the repatriation of citizens from Africa to other parts of the world and vice versa. It has in the past weeks announced return to the skies for passengers as most countries reopen their skies.

Ethiopia Airlines is Africa’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried, destinations served, fleet size, and revenue. Ethiopian is also the world’s 4th largest airline by the number of countries served.