A fire that severely damaged an Air China Airbus A330-300 during boarding at Beijing Capital International Airport Aug. 27 was brought under control 57 min. after discovery, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). An airport firefighting team arrived at the aircraft 6 min. after the fire was detected and the flight crew issued a “mayday” declaration, according to the CAAC. The brief report gives no hint as to the cause of the fire, detected ...

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