China Airlines Boeing Plane Catches Fire in Japan – Bloomberg

From Bloomberg.com:

A China Airlines plane with 157 passengers on board caught fire after its right engine burst into flames and spread to its left engine at Naha airport in Okinawa, Japan, a popular beach resort. The passengers and crew were evacuated safely, the Taipei-based airline said.

The engines of the Boeing Co. 737-800 caught fire at about 10:35 a.m. after the plane had landed and while it was taxiing to the gate, Johnson Sun, a spokesman for Taipei-based China Airlines said. Terrorism was ruled out as a cause, he said….[Full Text]

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- Read also Xinhua’s coverage here and BBC’s report here

August 20, 2007 4:50 AM
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