Egypt Independent

Fire breaks out on EgyptAir plane while still at Cairo Airport

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A fire recently broke out in one of the engines of an EgyptAir airplane heading to Beijing, while it was still at Cairo International Airport on Monday

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The plane was replaced and the flight was resumed after a delay of three hours.

Egyptian news reports mentioned that while the pilot was getting ready to fly to Beijing, a fire occurred in one of the engines of the Airbus 330 plane. The fire was put out, but malfunctions took place in the engine.

Youm 7 news website quoted security sources at the airport as saying that all the 211 passengers went off the plane into the airport, while a maintenance team checked the engine.