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MAS flight MH148 returns to MEL after engine fails

June 15, 2015 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Print Print Email Email

egtmedia59Malaysia Airlines flight MH148, operated by an A330 and carrying 300 people, made an emergency landing at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport on Friday after its starboard engine failed shortly after take-off.

All arrivals at the airport were suspended to make way for the plane, and other flights were delayed or diverted. Flight tracking software showed the flight apparently  circling near Werribee, by the western shore of Port Phillip Bay, before returning to Melbourne Airport.

Flight map photo shows convoluted path of MH148 over Port Phillip Bay

Flight map photo shows convoluted path of MH148 over Port Phillip Bay

Melbourne airport issued a tweet to confirm flight MH148 landed safely.

“All operations at Melbourne airport continue as normal,” a Twitter message said.

Malaysia Airlines issued the following statement:

“Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur on 12 June 2015 made a turnback to Melbourne Airport. The Airbus 330 is being inspected by Malaysia Airlines’ engineers and ground personnel.

“MH148 has 300 passengers on-board and passengers are being disembarked. Preliminary inspection reveals no physical evidence of fire externally, and further assessment is underway.

“Safety is of the utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines. More information will be released when available.”

Written by Peter Needham

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    Poor MH. Just about every ignorant media bulletin announced that MH had to return after a fire on board. It was never on board and now apparently not even an engine fire, merely a shutdown, which is never good but which is not exactly rare.

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