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Plane engine fire on Hong Kong flight

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A Cathay Pacific plane had to make an emergency landing in Indonesia after a plane engine caught fire en route to Hong Kong on Thursday night.

The South China Morning Post reported passengers on CX170 from Perth to Hong Kong heard a loud bang and saw sparks and flames. The captain told passengers there was a problem with the engine.

A Cathay Pacific statement said the number two engine on the Airbus A330 had been shutdown when the incident occurred.

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“There was no fire onboard and no passengers or crew were injured,” it said.

Passengers told media they were met by emergency vehicles once they landed, before waiting two hours to disembark on the runway in Bali.

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia images.

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