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Boeing B747 Inflight Cargo Fire

On September 3, 2010, a Boeing 747-400 flying the route between Dubai International Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport developed an in-flight fire, with the fumes and subsequent crash resulting in the death of the two crewmembers. The aircraft had departed Dubai International earlier, but returned after reporting smoke in the cockpit. The crash caused an examination of safety procedures protecting airliners from cockpit smoke.

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