Hong Kong International Airport (Check Lap Kok Airport), Hong Kong, China
London Heathrow Airport, London, England
Cathay Pacific Airways
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The aircraft had previously operated a sector from Singapore to Hong Kong, following which the No 1 main wheel assembly,complete with bearings, had been changed due to tyre wear. The aircraft then operated the Hong Kong to Heathrow sector normally until, after parking on the stand and while the passengers were disembarking, a ground engineer reported a brake fire. The fire was rapidly extinguished by the ground crew. The Airport Fire Service arrived just three minutes after being called, however the fire was out when they arrived, and they then continued to monitor the situation while the disembarkation continued normally.