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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation into a reported fire in the cargo hold of British Airways Flight 16 is under way.

An ATSB engineer visited the incident site on Saturday night, 10 August.

Aircraft components are being transported to the ATSB laboratory in Canberra for analysis.

The ATSB anticipates there will be a preliminary report into the incident issued in 21 days.

However, it may take several months for the investigation to be completed.

The ATSB will not make any further statements at this time.

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Last update 01 April 2011