Saturday, November 28, 2009
A cargo aircraft registered in Zimbabwe crashed today at Shanghai International Airport in China. Three of the crew have been killed.
Another four people were taken to the Pudong Xinqu People's Hospital after the plane went down on takeoff and burst into flame. Firefighters responded with retardant foam and thick smoke could be seen rising from the airport. The plane, which had been flying to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, broke apart in the accident.
The crash occurred between 7:40 a.m. and 8:12 a.m. The four surviving crew are reported to be conscious. None are Chinese citizens. Police are currently securing the scene.
== Sources ==
Cara Anna. "Zimbabwe cargo plane crashes at Shanghai airport" — The Associated Press, November 28, 2009
Joost Akkermans. "Cargo Plane Crash at Shanghai Airport Kills Three, Xinhua Says" — Bloomberg L.P., November 28, 2009
"Report: Three dead in cargo plane crash in Shanghai" — CNN, November 28, 2009