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Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire


Tibet Airlines’ plane taxis onto a runway at Lhasa on January 9, 2020.

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China’s Tibet Airlines stated that all crew and passengers had been evacuated by an aircraft from Tibet. AirbusAn A319 airplane caught fire following an attempted takeoff from Chongqing, a southwestern Chinese city.

The airline released a statement saying that there had been no fatalities and minor injuries to any of the passengers or crew.

Civil Aviation Administration of China reported that 36 passengers sustained injuries during evacuation of Flight TV9833. These individuals were taken to the local hospital for further examination.

After experiencing an unusuality, the pilots stopped the takeoff, according to CAAC. This led to an engine scrape, and then fire, after the plane had veered off runway.

The aviation regulator stated that emergency plans were immediately activated, and investigators were quickly on the scene.

It occurred two months less after the tragic crash that claimed the lives of many. China Eastern AirlinesCAAC launched a safety drive with the pilot plane.

A unverified social media video showed an aircraft belonging to Tibet Airlines. Air ChinaAs crew and passengers walked off, heavy smoke rose from the left side and flames poured out of the plane.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport stated that the plane caught on fire around 8:09 AM local time (0009 GMT).

According to unconfirmed photos posted on social media, evacuation slides can sometimes cause minor injuries.

A nine-year old A319 is the plane in question, which is one of several smallest variants of A320. CFM International’s CFM56 engines power the plane. It is a joint venture of CFM International (CFM International) and General ElectricAnd SafranAccording to, it is.

Airbus claimed that they were aware of reports from the media about the incident, and are working hard to determine the facts.

Tibet Airlines is an international airline with its base in Lhasa. According to, it has 39 aircraft, 28 A319s and 12 A319s.

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-8800 aircraft carrying 132 passengers crashed into mountains in south China on March 21. All aboard were killed. There are no clues as to the exact cause.