All 157 passengers and eight crew were reported safe following a fire and explosion that destroyed a China Airlines 737-800 at a gate at Naha Airport on Okinawa yesterday morning. Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network said the CFM56-7B-powered aircraft, which first flew in 2002, departed Taipei and landed safely at Naha, but that a fire "erupted in or near the No. 1 engine as the plane arrived at the stand." Following a successful evacuation via escape slides, "a large explosion ...

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