Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 erupts into flames at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Dramatic video has been posted on social media showing flames billowing from an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Wednesday night.

The aircraft was only carrying freight so no passengers were on board, however there is no information as to any injuries to crew or staff on the ground.

The damage to the aircraft is so substantial it's likely unlikely the aircraft will be salvaged. 

According to local media reports, the aircraft had arrived from Brussels just before midday (local time) and was scheduled to leave for São Paulo in the afternoon.