MAS flight makes emergency landing after engine caught fire
A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane bound for Kuala Lumpur made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia shortly after takeoff on Friday because of an engine fire.
Aircraft tracking app FlightRadar reported a fire in Flight MH148’ s starboard engine room.
It is learnt that emergency response units were called to the airport at around 2: 20 p. m. local time.
Melbourne Airport has said that the aircraft landed safely.
“All operations at the Melbourne Airport continue as normal,” it said in a post on Facebook.
MAS also confirmed the incident in a tweet.
“MH148 MEL-KUL made an air-turn back and landed uneventfully. The aircraft is being grounded for investigation. More details to follow,” the airline said.