Cargo plane catches fire at Indonesian airport, one injured
WAMENA (AP) - Authorities say a cargo plane hauling oil has caught fire while being unloaded at an airport in eastern Indonesia. At least one person was injured.
Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan says orange flames shot high into the air on Wednesday after a drum of oil fell from the aircraft parked on the tarmac.
He said the drum apparently somehow sparked the fire in the British-made BAe-146/Avro RJ aircraft in Wamena town of Papua province.
Local police chief Fernando Napitupulu says the fire quickly roared through the plane, sending black smoke billowing. It took two hours to extinguish.