Plane catches fire at Heathrow

LONDON - London's Heathrow airport suspended both of its runways after a parked Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire.

The Boeing Dreamliner was parked at the designated area on Friday when the aircraft suffered an onboard internal fire.

Spokesperson for west London airport said: "Both runways have been suspended after a fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane."

"Emergency services are currently dealing with the incident. No one was on board so there were no casualties."
 
 
 
Television images showed the Boeing 787 Dreamliner surrounded by pools of foam, with three fire engines on the scene.
 
Heathrow is London's main airport and one of busiest passenger hubs in the world.

No injuries have been reported.

The immediate area is being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

- Reuters

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