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Chicago, Illinois - On May 15, the automated fire suppression system was activated in one of the American Airlines hangars at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

There were reportedly two American Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft in the hangar during the incident. The planes were covered with a huge amount of fire retardant.

The extend of the damage remains unknown.

On May 3rd, a similar incident had happened at London Heathrow Airport. One British Airways Boeing 777 and one Boeing 787 were covered by five tons of fire retardant. A disgruntled airline staff was rumored to cause the incident although the carrier said that it was because of a technical problem.


Also read: Video and Pictures: Two Parked British Airways Planes Sabotaged in Heathrow

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