20:24 GMT19 February 2020
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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Haneda airport at 1:41 p.m. local time for Thailand to attend a number of meetings related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

    A minor fire occurred on board the governmental Boeing 777-300ER on its flight to Thailand with the Japanese prime minister on board.

    The fire that took place in an oven during the preparation of in-flight meals was immediately extinguished. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

    The aircraft, belonging to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, took the place of a Boeing 747 this April.

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