The Brisbane-bound aircraft touched down safely just after midnight after a mayday was received at the Coffs Harbour tower.
The pilot reported one engine had shut down and may possibly be on fire.
Emergency crews were scrambled to the airport.
Police, NSW Fire and Rescue crews, Rural Fire Service firefighters and Ambulance personnel were positioned on the airstrip in case of an emergency.
Officers interviewed the pilot and fire crews used a thermal imaging camera to try and find hot spots in the faulty engine.
It was found the engine had overheated and shutdown.
The aircraft had earlier taken off from Sydney prior to the unscheduled landing.
- Source: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au
A cargo plane touched down safely at Coffs Harbour Airport this morning after losing power to one engine early this morning. Frank Redward