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Video: Air China A330 catches fire while passengers boarding the aircraft

An Airbus A330-300 from Air China caught fire at the Beijing International Airport. The fire spread through the aircraft and damaged the A330-300 severely. Significant amounts of smoke were observed from outside during the incident, however, no flames were on-board. The passengers were boarding the flight CA976 for Tokyo, Japan when the fire erupted. The crew immediately evacuated passengers that were boarded. No injuries were reported. ( More...

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Chris B 2
Much more detailed images of the damage, including interior images can be seen at this link:
william baker 2
How many think this fire was a Galley fire. Something tells me from looking at the photos that the cargo hold is untouched. Also the trolly doors were barely touched. I have a feeling this was a oven or coffee pot catching fire and the flight attendants didnt catch it fast enough to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Thats just my guess looking at the photos.


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