Fire trucks at Fuzhou Changle International Airport mistakenly dowse a Fujian Airlines 737 in fire foam on Thursday. The apparently malfunctioning aircraft, which reported sparks coming from its engine, belonged to China Airlines. Photo: Thepaper.cn
Fire trucks at Fuzhou Changle International Airport mistakenly dowse a Fujian Airlines 737 in fire foam on Thursday. The apparently malfunctioning aircraft, which reported sparks coming from its engine, belonged to China Airlines. Photo: Thepaper.cn

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Fire trucks at Fuzhou Changle International Airport mistakenly dowse a Fujian Airlines 737 in fire foam on Thursday. The apparently malfunctioning aircraft, which reported sparks coming from its engine, belonged to China Airlines. Photo: Thepaper.cn
Fire trucks at Fuzhou Changle International Airport mistakenly dowse a Fujian Airlines 737 in fire foam on Thursday. The apparently malfunctioning aircraft, which reported sparks coming from its engine, belonged to China Airlines. Photo: Thepaper.cn
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