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USPlane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport

00:45  22 august  2019
00:45  22 august  2019 Source:   sfgate.com

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Plane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport
Plane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport
Plane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport
Plane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport
Plane erupts in flames after failed takeoff at Oroville airport

A plane ran off the end of the runway at Oroville Municipal Airport Wednesday, bursting into flames during a reported aborted takeoff attempt.

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According to local media, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. after the crew sent a mayday call. Airport officials say all 10 individuals on board made it out of the aircraft safely.

California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire are responding to the scene, where the fire was still burning Wednesday afternoon. State Route 162 was temporarily closed while crews battled the fire and checked for any leaking fuel.

SR162 reopened a little after 1:30 p.m.

No other details about the cause of the crash have been released.

Katie Dowd is an SFGATE Senior Digital Editor. Contact: katie.dowd@sfgate.com | Twitter: @katiedowd

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Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a "stress test" of the city's international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating. Multiple protests are planned for Friday, including a march by accountants to government headquarters and a "Baltic Chain" event where protesters will join hands across different districts in the Chinese territory. In 1989 an estimated two million people joined arms across three Baltic states in a protest against Soviet Union rule which became known as the Baltic Way or Baltic Chain.

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