Plane bursts into flames at Frankfurt airport, injuring 10

Published 11.06.2018 12:48 Modified 11.06.2018 14:53

A Star Alliance passenger plane caught fire after a tow truck burst into flames at Frankfurt Airport on Monday morning, slightly injuring 10 people.

The blaze engulfed the cockpit of the U.S.-bound Lufthansa Airbus A340 as it was being transported to a terminal.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire but not before it caused significant damage to the plane, left blackened in a thick cloud of smoke.

No one was onboard the plane but "ten people are being treated with respiratory irritations."

Despite the dramatic scene made by the fire, traffic continued as normal at Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest hub.

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