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Cargo flight catches fire in Chennai, no casualties reported

A cargo flight belonging to a private courier service catches fire at the airport in Chennai on Friday but no casualties are reported.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2007 10:07 IST

A cargo flight belonging to a private courier service caught fire at the airport in Chennai on Friday but no casualties were reported.

The fire was noticed soon after the First Flight Courier service aircraft landed in Chennai from Mumbai and was parked at the cargo terminal on Friday morning, airport sources said.

Fire services immediately rushed to the spot to douse the blaze, airport sources said.

"Six fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire," they said.

No casualties were reported. The extend of damage to the aircraft and its cargo were yet to be ascertained.

Other flight services were not affected as the cargo terminal is located at the old wing of the airport, which is nearly one km away from the main airport.