MD-11 fire kills three

An MD11 freighter caught fire while attempting to take off from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport.

November 28: A McDonnell Douglas MD11 freighter belonging to Zimbabwe-based cargo company Avient Aviation caught fire while attempting to take off from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport in China for Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The aircraft veered off the runway, according to a report by the news agency APP.

Three of the seven crew members were killed in the fire, with one other in a ‘serious’ condition. Aviation Safety Network reports the aircraft as Z-BAV (c/n 48408/457) and a write-off.