More Than 340 Flights Were Canceled At The Airport In Shanghai Due To A Cargo Plane Fire
Ground services at Pudong international airport in Shanghai were suspended for an hour due to a cargo plane fire, resulting in the cancellation of more than 340 flights, according to the local information resource Penpay.
Due to the emergency, the airport administration was forced to make adjustments to the schedule. Several dozen flights were diverted to land at Hongqiao airport or other air harbors in the region. More than 130 flights were delayed both on arrival and departure.
The fire broke out at 15:57 local time (10:57 GMT) on Board a Boeing 777-200F cargo plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Eighteen fire crews worked at the scene of the accident. Numerous videos on the Internet show that the fire severely damaged the rear fuselage and tail section of the aircraft.
As confirmed by the Corporation "Shanghai Airport," there were no injuries or victims in the fire. Ground services of the airport are working to eliminate the consequences of the accident. The fire itself is extinguished. Information about the causes of the fire is not yet available.