Saturday 25 July 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 distroyed by fire

ETHIOPIAN A350-941 ET-AWN (CN 310)

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F sustained serious damage after a fire broke out in the cargo hold while parked at position 306 at cargo apron 3 at Shanghai-Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD), in China.
The aircraft landed at Pudong Airport about 11:50 local time, operating flight ET3738 from Brussels. At the time of the fire it was being loaded for a flight to Addis Ababa, Sao Paulo and Santiago. By the time firefighters distinguished the blaze, the widebody’s fuselage had been seriously damaged.
A senior official of Ethiopian told AIN that the aircraft was carrying PPEs and merchandise. “The cause of the incident is yet to be established," the official said. "We will cooperate with the Chinese civil aviation accident investigation authorities." Ethiopian Airlines has been transporting PPEs and ventilators from China to Europe, the U.S., and South America since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aircraft Information
Airline: Ethiopian Airlines
Code: ET/ETH
Aircraft: Boeing 777-F60
Registration: ET-ARH
Serial Number: 42031
First Flew: 19/09/2014
Age: 5 Yrs 10 Mts

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