Air China plane lights up at Beijing airport
On August 27, an emergency occurred at Beijing Capital Airport in Beijing: the Airbus A330-300 fired up while preparing for the flight.
According to Aeronautics, the incident occurred at about 16:00 (local time), the luggage compartment caught fire.
Airliner owned by Air China flew in from Singapore and was preparing to fly to Tokyo.
Smoke started to pour out of the front of the fuselage when passengers started to fire.
Data on the number of people on board vary: at the airport they said that only crew members were on board, and the air carrier said that the crew had promptly taken fire safety measures and evacuated passengers.
Emergency services managed to quickly put out the fire. It is still unknown what caused it, the airline is conducting an investigation. No injuries were reported.
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