American’s Hong Kong – Los Angeles flight was cancelled today when a piece of equipment caught fire as it was preparing to put cargo in the aircraft’s hold.
The cargo it contained was “non-hazardous,” Thomas said, without providing details. She added that the airline was looking into the cause of the mechanical issue that triggered the fire.
Boarding had not yet started and no passengers or crew on Flight 192 were injured, she said.
The equipment operator, however, received minor injuries.
Here’s video of the cargo hold on fire.
Here’s another angle showing the fire.
Emergency vehicles responded.
American Airlines flight AA192 is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER which had arrived from Dallas Fort-Worth.