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Indonesia: Terror in the “air” for 468 passengers – An engine fire occurred

A Boeing 747-400 with 468 passengers and crew on board made an emergency landing in southern Indonesia's Makassar after an engine fire, Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia said. Garuda flight-1105, bound for Medina, Saudi Arabia, returned to the airport from where it had taken off at 17:15 local time (12:15 Greek time). All passengers are safe. “The captain took this decision immediately after take-off, taking into account the problems encountered after sparks were observed in one of the engines,” Irfan Setiaputra, the company's general manager, said in a statement. There were 450 passengers and 18 crew members on board. Among them were many worshipers going to Saudi Arabia for the hajj, the Muslim multi-day pilgrimage. All of them have been shifted to hotels and will leave later today on another flight, Irfan added. Videos and photos posted on social media showed the plane's engine catching fire as it took off. The aircraft […]
Source: News Beast

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