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Chinese Eastern Airlines flight MU736 returns to Sydney after engine damage

Firefighters were waiting to assist in the emergency landing, but it touched down without incident

IANS  |  Sydney 

Chinese Eastern Airlines, flight, MU376
Chinese Eastern Airlines flight MU736 reports engine damage. Photo: BBC

A Eastern Airlines flight from Sydney to returned to after a massive hole was detected in one of its engines, an airport official said on Monday.

The Sydney airport official said that the took off from Sydney at 10.30 pm, on Sunday night, but had to return an hour later, after the damage was detected and fuel dumped, reports Efe news.

Firefighters were waiting at the airport to assist in the emergency landing, but the plane touched down without incident.

No injuries have been reported.

"The crew observed the abnormal situation of the left engine and decided to return to Sydney airport immediately," the general manager of Eastern Airlines Oceania region Kathy Zhang told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The incident is now under investigation.

First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 17:20 IST