Sunday, February 25, 2018

AirAsia X, Airbus A330-300, 9M-XXV: Incident occurred February 26, 2018 at Naha Airport, Okinawa, Japan

TOKYO, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X plane made an emergency landing Monday at Okinawa's Naha airport following engine trouble, the transport ministry here said.

According to the ministry, none of the 379 passengers and crew members aboard the flight bound for Kuala Lumpur were injured in the emergency landing.

The transport ministry's local office said that the plane's right engine indicated problems at around 2:15 a.m. local time, forcing the captain to shut the troubled engine down and declare an emergency landing.

The plane touched down at Naha airport at round 3 a.m. local time. The plane had initially departed from Tokyo's Haneda airport, the ministry said.

Original article can be found here ➤

A plane operated by Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X made an emergency landing at Naha airport early Monday due to engine trouble, but no one was injured, the transport ministry said.

The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, with 379 passengers and crew members aboard, landed at the airport in Okinawa Prefecture around 3 a.m. after departing from Tokyo's Haneda airport.

According to the ministry's office at the airport, the airliner's right engine developed problems around 2:15 a.m. It landed after its captain declared an emergency and shut down the engine.

After the plane landed, it took more than six hours for all the passengers to leave the aircraft, an airport source said. The reason was not immediately known.

Original article can be found here ➤

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