Naha, Japan - (Toxic Mess): Firemen condemned deadly toxic lead in the undercarriage of an exploded plane - a China Airlines Boeing 737-800 jetliner which burst into a fireball today on the tarmac in Okinawa.
And although all 165 passengers and crew escaped unscathed firefighting officials were scathing about this latest Chinese incident of lead-abuse of innocent customers.
Last week over one million Chinese goods were recalled from UK retailers after safety inspectors found toxicity levels bordering on the fatal in lead-painted baby rattles, teething rings, toothbrushes, cutlery and assorted crockery items.
"The Chinese have gone stark raving bonkers!" officials from the UK's National Poisons Units said today.
Meanwhile today's Japanese airport incident merely underlines Chinese obsession with using lead in the place of traditional aviation materials such as aluminium which most carriers prefer due to its lightness, durability and inability to poison passengers if ingested.
Okinawa Airport traffic controllers said today they would be keeping a close look-out for any more dodgy lead-underpinned Chinese passenger jets and would ban them if necessary to save lives.
"Why DO they do it?"