CHINA: Fire in the belly for China Southern A321

The bellyhold of a China Southern passenger A321 aircraft caught fire on 13 September, the second fire for the airline in a 24 hour period. The cargo hold caught fire after passengers and cargo had been loaded and before taxiing for take off at Gungzhou Baiyun International Airport. The cause is being investigated and the […]


The bellyhold of a China Southern passenger A321 aircraft caught fire on 13 September, the second fire for the airline in a 24 hour period. The cargo hold caught fire after passengers and cargo had been loaded and before taxiing for take off at Gungzhou Baiyun International Airport. The cause is being investigated and the incident comes only a day after another China Southern aircraft experienced a tire fire.