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Preliminary report on Boeing 747-8 freighter serious incident released
     The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) today (August 19) released the Serious Incident Investigation Preliminary Report 1/2021 on a serious incident concerning the number one engine of a Boeing 747-8 freighter (registration mark N624UP) operated by the United Parcel Service Company (UPS). The engine caught fire after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on July 20, 2021. 

     A spokesperson for the AAIA said that the preliminary report contains information relating to the serious incident at the time of issue, and should be regarded as tentative.
     "The AAIA investigation team is conducting detailed analysis of the data and information collected in order to determine the circumstances and causes of this occurrence in conjunction with identifying areas for further investigation or lines of inquiry to follow up," the spokesperson said.

     The full Serious Incident Investigation Preliminary Report 1/2021 is available for download from the AAIA webpage (www.thb.gov.hk/aaia/eng/investigation_reports/index.htm).
Ends/Thursday, August 19, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:10
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