Breaking: Ethiopian Boeing 777 Freighter Caught Fire at Shanghai (Video)

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F caught first at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

As seen in multiple photos and videos the fire seems to have originated on the main cargo deck and has burned through the upper fuselage.

The Boeing 777F landed from Brussels at 11:51(GMT+8) local time. The aircraft was being loaded for its flight to Sao Paulo-Santiago via Addis Ababawhen the fire broke out. 

Firefighters are seen on the scene attempting to control the fire. However, no injuries have been reported, but the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The Boeing 777F involved in the incident is believed to be ET-ARH. The 777F was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines back in October, 2014 and is currently 5.8 years old.
Regarding the incident, Ethiopian Airlines released a press statement saying:

"Ethiopian Airlines B777 freighter aircraft with registration number ET-ARH caught fire while loading cargo at Pudong Shanghai airport."

The aircraft was operating a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago via Addis Ababa. All ground staff and flying crew are safe.

It's probably a hull loss.

However, the cause of the fire is still unknown and the site is being investigated by concerned authorities.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. Photo: Fickr


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