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Shanghai courier firm loses license after fire grounds plane

A LOCAL courier firm yesterday had its cargo carrier license suspended after one of its packages caught fire inside a passenger aircraft.

The Jinqiao branch of STO Express stored the package, which contained Diethylaminosulphur trifluoride, in the cargo cabin of a Juneyao Airlines flight from Shanghai to Beijing on March 10, the State Post Bureau said yesterday.

Flight HO1253 was forced to make an unscheduled landing in the east Shandong Province after its crew were alerted to a fire alarm sounding in the front cargo cabin at 7:52pm.

A crew member extinguished the blaze, but the pilot asked air traffic controllers for permission to land at Jinan Airport, the Shanghai-based airline said.

“The aircraft was near Beijing when the alarm was cancelled, but the crew decided to play safe and land,” it said.

All of the passengers were asked to disembark and were later transferred to an alternative flight. No one was injured.

The Airbus 320 took off from Hongqiao International Airport at 6:52pm and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 8:45pm.

“The courier firm accepts the punishment from the bureau,” an STO official said.


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