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Asiana Airlines makes emergency landing

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 10, 2019
Asiana Airlines
Asia   Asiana Airlines lost the right engine in the air

A Singapore-bound Asiana Airlines aircraft carrying 310 passengers made an emergency landing in the Philippines on Saturday after its right engine stopped in midair.

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No one was injured in the emergency landing. But it has fueled already heightened safety concerns about Korean airlines following a series of accidents in recent months. An investigation is under way.

Passengers were taken to Singapore on another flight.

Asiana said a disruption in fuel supply to the engine was the most likely cause of the incident.

The troubled aircraft an Airbus A350 (OZ-751) took off from Incheon International Airport at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday (KST). About 3 hours and 50 minutes into the flight, the right engine stopped.

The captain decided on an emergency landing at the closest airport, touching down at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines about 10 p.m. (KST).

"We offered hotels to the passengers and promptly offered an alternative Airbus to minimize their inconvenience," an Asiana official said. "We also sent an aircraft maintenance mechanic to the Philippines to repair the dysfunctional Airbus."


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