China Eastern flight lands safely in Sydney after engine problem
SYDNEY: A plane heading to Shanghai returned safely to Sydney after an in-flight problem left a gaping hole in the engine casing.
China Eastern said the crew on Flight 736 noticed damage to the air inlet on the left engine after takeoff Sunday evening and the captain decided to return.
The airline said on its Sina Weibo microblog that the plane landed safety and the airline was taking care of passengers’ needs. The A330 plane from Airbus has two engines.
Passengers told Australian media they heard a massive noise and smelled something burning.