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Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire

Update : 12 May 2022, 12:55

A Tibet Airlines plane caught fire On Thursday (May 12) at China's Chongqing airport after going off the runway, state media reported, adding there had been some injuries among the passengers.

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

The passengers and crew were all removed from the jet, and the injured were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment. The number of fatalities was not immediately known, according to the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN).

The front portion of the Airbus SE A319 aircraft was engulfed in flames and enveloped by thick black smoke. Passengers carrying bags and other items were seen on the tarmac running away from the burning jet.

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, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.