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Tibet Airlines plane in flames, passengers evacuated before take-off in southwestern China

Tibet Airlines plane in flames, passengers evacuated before take-off in southwestern China

On Thursday, a passenger plane operated by China’s Tibet Airlines skidded off the runway and caught fire as it took off from Chongqing in the country’s southwest.

According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, the Tibet-bound airliner carried 113 passengers and nine staff members.

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The passengers and crew were all removed from the jet, and the injured were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The number of those killed was not immediately known, according to the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN).

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According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, video footage aired by China Central Television (CCTV) showed flames and billowing black smoke spewing from the fuselage of the Tibet Airlines plane on the tarmac at Chongqing Jiangbei international airport.

Several people were seen fleeing the plane. after escaping through the back door’s evacuation slide The fire had been put out and the runway had been closed, according to CCTV.

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When the fire broke out, the plane was set to take off towards Nyingchi, Tibet. The accident is being investigated, according to the airline. This is the second passenger aviation accident in China in recent weeks.

The Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has since resumed normal operations. The airport stated, “The cause of the accident is being probed.”

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The incident comes after a China Eastern flight from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed into a mountainside in March, killing all 132 passengers and crew members.

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No reason has been given for the incident, which was China’s bloodiest in approximately 30 years.

Two flight recorders, often known as “black boxes,” were found and are being studied in the United States in the hopes of solving the riddle surrounding the China Eastern jet’s quick plummet.

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As media outlets and people flocked to the scene of the collision, China’s ruling Communist Party moved rapidly to restrict information, firing up its censorship engine.

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According to authorities, no problems were reported prior to the flight, and no risky cargo was on board, and the plane’s navigation and monitoring equipment showed no irregularities.

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