Smoke was seen coming from an aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Smoke was seen coming from an aircraft at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Smoke seen coming from Cathay Dragon aircraft

No one was injured as all passengers and attendants had left the plane, which had flown in from Wuhan

March 6, 2017 4:21 PM (UTC+8)

Smoke was seen coming from the rear of an empty Cathay Dragon aircraft, which had just landed at Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday afternoon. 

At 2:23pm, smoke was seen from the aircraft of KA853 that landed in Hong Kong from Wuhan in Central China an hour earlier, Headline Daily reported. No one was injured as all passengers and crew had already left the plane, firemen said. The fire alarm ended 30 minutes later.

A Cathay Pacific spokesman was quoted as saying in an Apple Daily report that the smoke came from an auxiliary power system, which was out-of-order during a test. An Airport Authority spokeswoman said the incident did not affect the operation of the airport.

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