The Ethiopian cargo plane was destroyed by fire at Shangai Pudong International Airport, in China. Reports have it that the plane, a Boeing 777F had just arrived at the airport from Brussels and was being loaded for next trip when it caught the fire.
In a statement, the airline indicated that investigations are underway for the fire that consumed down the plane`s fuselage section “The plane caught fire while loading cargo at Pudong International Airport. It was on a regularly scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo, Santiago via Addis Ababa,” the airline said adding that no crew was hurt during the incident.
A footage of the incident that took place on Wednesday, July 22, where a dark cloud of smoke could be seen billowing from the plane`s fuselage accompanied by fire. The plane which is only five-year-old has been categorized as ‘damaged on the ground’ by Aviation Safety Network