A minor fire occurred Sunday in a galley on the Japanese government plane taking Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Thailand, officials said.
The fire started in an oven shortly before 3 p.m. in the galley in the rear section of the Boeing 777-300ER, when crew members were preparing in-flight meals and was extinguished by them immediately, with no one injured. It caused no change in the flight plan, the officials said.
Abe departed Tokyo's Haneda airport at 1:41 p.m. for Thailand to attend a series of summits related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The aircraft, operated by the Air Self-Defense Force, was introduced in April to replace the previous government plane, a Boeing 747.