American Airlines Flight From Hong Kong Cancelled After Cargo Catches Fire

By Anna Breuer on 9 October 2017
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An American Airlines 777-300ER

An American Airlines 777-300ER

An American Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was canceled Monday after fire broke out next to the aircraft while the plane was parked at the gate.

A piece of loading equipment ignited while in the process of loading cargo into the hold of the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, the airline said in a statement. One person, the equipment operator was injured.

The incident took place at approximately 5 p.m. local time. The container that was being loaded also caught fire, the airline said.

As a result, American Airlines Flight 192, which was scheduled to depart at 6:10 p.m., was canceled and passengers were rebooked on other flights. No passengers or crew were on the plane at the time of the incident and no other injuries were reported.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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