An Engine On A Malaysia Airlines Plane Burst Into Flames After Takeoff

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Malaysia Airlines avoided what could have been a crisis after an engine caught fire just after takeoff.

According to Daily Mail, Flight MH148 left Melbourne, Australia for Kuala Lumpur June 12 around 2 pm local time.

The plane was in the air for about 20 minutes when one of the engines allegedly burst into flames.

Luckily, a statement from the airline said,

Preliminary inspection reveals no physical evidence of fire externally, and further assessment is underway.

The pilot turned the affected engine off and circled Melbourne Airport numerous times before completing a safe landing.

Of the 300 passengers, no one was injured.

The airline was already under excessive scrutiny after losing two planes last year.

Citations: Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne After Engine Bursts into Flames En Route to Kuala Lumpur (Daily Mail)