Plane makes emergency landing at Fukuoka Airport

Updated: 2012-08-08 14:29

(Xinhua)

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OSAKA, Japan - A Bombardier plane made an emergency landing Wednesday at Fukuoka Airport in the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka due to trouble with one of its propellers after the take-off at the airport, local press said.

According to the country's public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), the emergency landing took place at around 10:50 am local time after a cockpit warning light of the twin-engine Bombardier DHC8-400 came on around 10:30 am indicating an increase in temperature of the port engine. The pilot immediately shut down the engine and proceeded to fly on just the starboard engine before returning to the airport.

The airplane was bound for Miyazaki Airport in Miyazaki Prefecture from Fukuoka and none of the 55 passengers and crew aboard was injured, the report said.

The airline company and airport officials are investigating the cause of the engine problem.

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