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Emergency Landing At Melbourne By Malaysia Plane

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane on Friday, June 12, 2015, made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia after reporting a possible engine fire.

Flight MH148 had just taken off from Melbourne for the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, when the problem occurred.

Plane tracking sites showed the Airbus 330 circling Melbourne airport several times before turning back.

Fire engines were on site but airport officials said it landed safely at 15:00 local time (05:00 GMT).

All 300 passengers disembarked safely at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, Malaysia airlines stated.

A preliminary inspection of the plane, which has been grounded, showed “no physical evidence of fire externally”, the airline said.

A spokeswoman for Airservices Australia, the government’s aviation safety body, said the plane had reported an “engine fire” alert in the cabin.

“The plane proceeded to dump the fuel and returned to land and it landed safely at the aviation rescue sites,” she said.