Farnborough 2012: Exclusive Images: Ground Power Unit takes fire near Boeing 787. Firefighting vehicles dispatched.

At around 17.15 local time a GPU (Ground Power Unit) took fire near a Qatar Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Firefighting vehicles were immediately dispatched and surrounded the aircraft.

Flights are being diverted or holding near Farnborough.

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