Plane fire at Chinese airport leaves more than 40 injured | News
A Tibet Airlines plane caught fire this Thursday in China during its takeoff at the Chongqing airport (center), an incident in which more than 40 people were reported injured.
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The Airbus A319, carrying 113 passengers and nine crew members bound for Lhasa, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, skidded off the runway and later caught fire due to the impact.
The airline reported that “all passengers and crew were safely evacuated. The injured passengers have only minor injuries and have been taken to hospital for treatment.”
A plane veered off the runway during take-off and caught fire at an airport in SW China’s Chongqing on Thursday morning. 113 passengers and 9 crew members have been evacuated safely and some slightly injured people have been sent to hospital, said the Tibet Airlines. pic.twitter.com/FUZX3MSnfA
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May 12, 2022
At the same time, the authorities continue the investigations to identify the causes of the event that caused a momentary interruption in the airport service.
The incident comes after a China Eastern airline flight crashed to the ground weeks ago, killing all 132 passengers on board.