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China Eastern Airlines jet escapes miraculously as huge hole opens up in Airbus A330-200 engine

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Mon June 12 2017, 6:18 pm
  • China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-200, Shanghai bound flight, Kathy Zhang, Rolls-Royce, Fligh accident, Trent 700 series engine, hole opens up in Airbus, Australia Transport Safety Bureau

    A China Eastern Airlines jet Airbus A330-200 bound for Shanghai suffered major engine failure shortly after taking off from Sydney on June 9. The airplane had to return back to Sydney after the crew members found a gaping hole in the front part of the engine structural casing which is known as the nose cowl. After the alarm was raised, the pilots landed the airplane without any incident and there were no injuries reported. Speaking to Reuters, Kathy Zhang, the general manager at China Eastern Airlines said, “The crew observed the abnormal situation of the left engine and decided to return to Sydney airport immediately. All passengers and crew members were landed safely.” (Image: Reuters)

  • China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-200, Shanghai bound flight, Kathy Zhang, Rolls-Royce, Fligh accident, Trent 700 series engine, hole opens up in Airbus, Australia Transport Safety Bureau

    The photographs posted by various Australian media outlets show a huge gash which is over a metre long in the casing of the left engine of the plane. Speaking to Reuters, a spokesperson from Rolls-Royce, the company which manufactured the plane's Trent 700 series engine said, “We are aware of the incident and will be working closely with our customer and relevant partners to understand the cause of the issue. (Image: Reuters)

  • China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-200, Shanghai bound flight, Kathy Zhang, Rolls-Royce, Fligh accident, Trent 700 series engine, hole opens up in Airbus, Australia Transport Safety Bureau

    As off now, the Australia Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the incident. China Eastern's Zhang has also stated that a comprehensive investigation is underway and would also involve aviation authorities from Australia and China. (Image: Twitter)

  • China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-200, Shanghai bound flight, Kathy Zhang, Rolls-Royce, Fligh accident, Trent 700 series engine, hole opens up in Airbus, Australia Transport Safety Bureau

    “The engine for the aircraft is a big issue so we need to investigate with the governments, with the Rolls Royce company and with our headquarters as well,” she said. (Image: Twitter)

  • China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-200, Shanghai bound flight, Kathy Zhang, Rolls-Royce, Fligh accident, Trent 700 series engine, hole opens up in Airbus, Australia Transport Safety Bureau

    Several media reports stated that the passengers inside the plane heard a bang shortly after the flight took off and could then smell burning before the flight turned back. “We went up in the air and all of a sudden we heard this noise ... it kind of smelt like burning. Oh, I was scared. Yeah, I was really scared. Our group was terrified,” Reuters quoted a passenger speaking to Seven News. Another passenger, informed that the cabin crew tried to calm passengers and told them to fasten their seatbelts after a noise was heard. (Image: Reuters)

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