Monday, August 20, 2007

Fire destroys a Taiwanese China Airline

A Taiwanese China Airways jet has caught fire after landing in Japan’s Naha airport in Okinawa. The plane, a Boeing 737-800, was completely destroyed by fire. All 165 passengers and crew were safely evacuated after an explosion in one of the engines. It is the latest in a string of incidents to hit China Airlines in the last 10 years. Crashes in 2002, 1999, 1998 and 1994 have killed more than 1,000 people [BBC / CNN / Sky News].

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