Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Plane makes emergency landing at Fukuoka Airport: Japan Air Commuter de Havilland Dash 8-400, JA846C, Flight 3X-3625

Shortly after the Bombardier DHC8 took off from the southern city of Fukuoka bound for nearby Miyazaki, instruments showed oil in one of the engines was too hot, said a spokesman for the company, an affiliate of flag carrier Japan Airlines.  

The warning light was illuminated as the 74-seat plane gained altitude, the spokesman said, adding the pilot turned the plane around and headed back to Fukuoka.

"After the decision was made, the pilot shut down the affected engine and landed safety," the spokesman said.

Television footage of the aircraft showed the plane landing safely with one of its two propellers switched off.

The flight's 51 passengers and four crew members were not injured in the incident, the spokesman said, adding the airline was investigating.

OSAKA, Japan - A Bombardier plane made an emergency landing Wednesday at Fukuoka Airport in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka due to trouble with one of its propellers after the take-off at the airport, local press said. 

 According to the country's public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), the emergency landing took place at around 10:50 am local time after a cockpit warning light of the twin-engine Bombardier DHC8-400 came on around 10:30 am indicating an increase in temperature of the port engine. The pilot immediately shut down the engine and proceeded to fly on just the starboard engine before returning to the airport.

The airplane was bound for Miyazaki Airport in Miyazaki Prefecture from Fukuoka and none of the 55 passengers and crew aboard was injured, the report said.

The airline company and airport officials are investigating the cause of the engine problem.

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