Five Dead in Egypt Plane Fire

CAIRO (AP) - An official in Egypt's aviation authority says 5
crew members of a Ukrainian cargo aircraft have been killed as fire
swept through their plane on the tarmac in the southern city of
Luxor.

The official said the fire started early Friday in the engine as
the Russian-made Antonov An-12 cargo plane was still on the runway.

The plane was preparing to take off after filling up with gas at
the Luxor airport and was en route to Ukraine.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not
authorized to speak to the media.

He said Egyptian fire engines rushed to the aircraft, "but the
fire was faster."

He said the fire did not affect aviation in the airport.


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