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Fire on Ethiopian Airlines plane shuts London’s Heathrow

Television images showed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner surrounded by pools of foam

  • AFP
  • Published: 21:22 July 12, 2013
  • Gulf News

London: London’s Heathrow airport suspended both of its runways on Friday after a parked Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire, but no casualties were reported.

“Both runways have been suspended after a fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane,” a spokeswoman for the west London airport told AFP.

“Emergency services are currently dealing with the incident. No one was on board so there were no casualties.”

Television images showed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner surrounded by pools of foam, with three fire engines on the scene.

Heathrow is London’s main airport and one of busiest passenger hubs in the world.

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