November 28, 2009 / 2:46 AM / 8 years ago

Cargo plane crashes at Shanghai airport - Xinhua

SHANGHAI, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A cargo plane crashed at Shanghai airport on Saturday, injuring four people on board, state media said, without explaining whether the accident happened on landing or take-off.

Thick smoke rose above Pudong airport and firemen were at the scene, Xinhua news agency said.

The cargo plane, "registered in Zimbabwe", had seven people on board, Xinhua news agency said. The condition of the other three was unknown.

Airport authorities declined to comment on the accident, but said there were delays in flights leaving Shanghai. The Zimbabwe Embassy could not be reached for comment. (Reporting by Melanie Lee and Rujun Shen; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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