China Eastern flight returns after engine fault, no casualties

Updated 2017-06-12 08:21:17 Xinhua
The left engine of a China Eastern Airlines plane is damaged.

The left engine of a China Eastern Airlines plane is damaged.

A China Eastern Airlines plane, MU736 heading for Shanghai, returned after an engine fault was detected shortly after its take-off from Sydney Sunday night. No one was injured.

The company said a damage on the air inlet of the aircraft's left engine was "timely" noticed by the crew, and the captain "decisively" made the decision to return. The plane landed safely.

An investigation continues while the airline is taking good care of the passengers.

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