Fire breaks out at Hong Kong airport

A fire broke out on the tarmac of Hong Kong International Airport yesterday, with black smoke seen billowing near the belly of an American Airlines plane. The blaze began at around 5.30pm in one of the parking berths and one person was injured, polic
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A fire broke out on the tarmac of Hong Kong International Airport yesterday, with black smoke seen billowing near the belly of an American Airlines plane. The blaze began at around 5.30pm in one of the parking berths and one person was injured, police said. Photos on social media showed the fire blazing, with black smoke rising near the belly of the plane in between the right wing and tail wing. The Hong Kong Airport Authority said the fire has been extinguished and it was investigating the cause. The plane was bound for Los Angeles, according to the airport's website.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2017, with the headline 'Fire breaks out at HK airport'. Print Edition | Subscribe