MELBOURNE: A Malaysia Airlines passenger flight made an emergency landing in Melbourne on Friday after its aircraft systems signalled an engine fire, Australian authorities said, with the carrier grounding the jet for inspections.
Flight MH148, which had 300 passengers and crew on board, departed Melbourne Airport at 2:16 pm (0416 GMT) for the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur but had to perform an emergency landing, the airport’s spokeswoman told AFP.
“The plane landed safely a couple of minutes before 3pm Australian time this afternoon,” she said.
The carrier said in a statement that the Airbus 330 “is being inspected by Malaysia Airlines’ engineers and …read more
Source: Free Malaysia Today