Air China plane returned to Washington after flying to Beijing due to fire on board

Boeing-777 of the Chinese airline Air China returned to Washington airport after flying to Beijing due to engine fire, reports the sina news portal.

The incident occurred on board the aircraft an hour after departure. The plane returned to Washington airport and dropped fuel on landing.

According to the Associated Press, there could be 317 to 396 people on board. No injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is being investigated.