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Passenger plane catches fire in China airport, 25 injured

12/05/2022 at 11:30 AM

Beijing (China) May 12: At least 25 people were injured after a passenger plane caught fire in the country’s southwest Chongqing city on Thursday.

The passenger plane of China’s Tibet Airlines with 113 passengers and nine crew members caught fire while taking off. The injured 25 people were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Video footage posted by China Central Television (CCTV) showed flames and billowing black smoke from the fuselage of the Tibet Airlines plane on the tarmac at Chongqing Jiangbei international airport. People could be seen running from the plane after escaping via an evacuation slide at the rear door.

The airline has said that the accident is under investigation.

This is the second incident involving a passenger plane in China in recent weeks.

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