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Three killed in Zimbabwe cargo plane crash at Pudong Airport

A Zimbabwe-registered cargo plane crashed when taking off at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 8:12am today, killing three foreign crew and injured four.

The MD11 aircraft, heading to Kyrgyzstan, overshot the runway and burned when departing. The fire was put out at 9am.

Four crew aboard were rescued by 10:53am and three others were confirmed dead in the crash.

Two of the three runways at the Pudong Airport were closed after the accident. Some flights were delayed.


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