1,000 chicks die in plane fire at airport

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1,000 chicks die in plane fire at airport

Over 1,000 baby chickens died at a German airport on Friday morning after a cargo plane caught fire.

The plane was parked at Leipzig-Halle Airport, located about two hours south of Berlin, when the incident occurred.

According to thelocal.de, airport spokesman Uwe Schuhard said normal service was resumed at 3am, and that passengers flights were not affected.

According to the World Civil Aviation Resource Net, the fire broke out on the Ukrainian-owned Antonov A12 plane at 2am, closing the cargo hub for 52 minutes.

It took around 60 firefighters in 15 fire engines to extinguish the blaze.

German aviation officials and police are investigating the cause of the incident.

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