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Hong Kong American Airlines Fire

Dramatic footage has captured the moment cargo being loaded on an American Airlines plane caught fire at Hong Kong global airport overnight.

A piece of loading equipment and its cargo caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport on Monday.

The fire broke out at around 5 p.m. local time in Hong Kong, just outside of the terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.

"When a loading vehicle was loading cargo onto the plane it caught on fire", a police spokeswoman said, adding that it was an empty American Airlines flight.

She said the cargo it contained was "non-hazardous", without providing details.

American has stated that the company is investigating the mechanical issue that caused the fire.

"The operator of loading equipment is being looked after by medical professionals with non-life threatening injuries", American Airlines said.

The blaze ripped out of cargo being loaded onto an American Airlines jet at Hong Kong global airport. The flight was scheduled to depart Hong Kong at 6:10 p.m. local time and arrive at Los Angeles at 4:30 p.m. local time.

U87/APThe airline and its local ramp service vendor are now investigating the cause of the malfunction.



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