Res­cuers douse wrong plane

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Fire­fight­ers at an air­port in Fu­jian prov­ince re­sponded to a re­port of a pos­si­ble fire on a pas­sen­ger jet, but mis­tak­enly sprayed fire-re­tar­dant foam on an­other air­craft,caus­ing mil­lions of dol­lars in dam­age to its twin en­gines.

Fuzhou Air­lines con­firmed on that a Boe­ing 737-800 pas­sen­ger liner sus­tained dam­age to both of its en­gines on Dec 10. The cost of re­plac­ing them is es­ti­mated at about 120 mil­lion yuan ($18.6 mil­lion).

A lo­cal gov­ern­ment source with knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent said on Mon­day that the air­line would be com­pen­sated by the agency that op­er­ates the air­port. The source did not want to be iden­ti­fied.

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