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Ethiopian Airline B777F caught fire at Shanghai airport while offloading cargo

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The Ethiopian aircraft on fire

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft has caught fire at Shanghai Pudong Airport while cargo was being loaded.

The airline in a statement said that the aircraft is registered ET-ARH and was on a regularly scheduled cargo service from Shanghai Pudong to Sao Paolo, and onward to Santiago.

The airline confirmed that the fire has been contained and that all ground staff and flying crew are safe, it adds.

No injuries have been reported so far, but the cause of the fire remains unknown while Ethiopian says it is working with the relevant authorities to investigate the incident.

ET-ARH is a five-year-old Boeing 777F, which has been with Ethiopian since it was built. The aircraft is already listed on Aviation Safety Network as being written off, despite firefighters still working to tackle the blaze.

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