Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F cargo plane destroyed after catching fire while being loaded with goods in China’s airport.
No one was injured in the fire accident. The cause of the fire incident is under investigation.
The massive blaze resulted in significant damage to the upper fuselage of the Airlines 777F Freighter in Shanghai (PVG).
The six-year-old aircraft had flown in from Brussels a day before the incident. No injuries was reported during the fire accident. The cause of the fire incident is under investigation.
Photos and videos shared on social media shows the fire burning through the fuselage skin in several locations.
The airline said in a statement that the fire occurred while cargo was being loaded in the aircraft.
The 777F was about to fly to Sao Paulo (GRU) and Santiago (SCL) via Addis Ababa (ADD).
The airline said that it had worked with the authorities to contain the fire, adding that the cause of the incident is under investigation.
Ethiopian Airlines operates a fleet of Airbus A350; Boeing 737; Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787, making a total fleet of 125 aircraft.
It currently has ten 777Fs and two 737-800SFs in its freighter fleet. The airline recently announced its plans to add six more, including one new 777F and five converted aircraft.