Malaysia Airlines Makes Emergency Landing in Australia

A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying more than 300 passengers made an emergency landing in Melbourne after a reported engine fire Friday afternoon local time. 

According to online flight trackers, the flight made several circles above Melbourne before landing.

A cockpit warning light illuminated on the A330 aircraft just moments after take off from Tullamarine airport en route to Kuala Lumpur forcing the pilots to turn back and make an emergency landing.

 
 

Once on the ground, an on the spot investigation found no evidence of fire in the engine, according to a spokesman for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said the flight landed without incident or injury.

The embattled national carrier continues its troubled streak –losing two airliners in disasters in 2014. Last week the company’s new CEO announced that the airline was “technically bankrupt“.

 
 

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