Malindo Air flight turned around after engine fire

MALAYSIA-BASED Malindo Air was made to turn back yesterday while plying a domestic route due to an engine fire.

According to news agency AP, the airplane was travelling from Subang Airport to Terengganu when the vehicle’s fire detection system went off.

A statement from Malindo said that the plane returned to Subang safely without injury to anyone on board but the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The incident comes as the Malaysia Airlines’ MH370 saga continues to unfold. While authorities have concluded that MH370 ended its flight in the southern Indian Ocean, the search for the wreckage is still ongoing (TTG Asia e-Daily, March 25, 2014).

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