Russian cargo plane burns down at Hangzhou airport

A Tu-204 cargo plane with registration number RA-64032, owned by the Russian airline Aviastar-Tu, burned down this morning at the airport in the Chinese city of Hangzhou .

Photos from the scene were published by the air blogger Vitaly Trubnikov. They show how a dozen fire trucks extinguish the plane. The tail section has separated from the bow, probably under the influence of the flame.

According to local media reports, no people were injured during the incident – the crew members managed to leave the board in time.

The reasons for the incident have not yet been established, an investigation is underway, a representative of the carrier told RBC.

According to the China News Service, the incident happened while the plane was being towed to fly to Novosibirsk. On board were 20 tons of cargo and 26 tons of kerosene.



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