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Engine fire forces Fiji Link return

FELIX CHAUDHARY
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Update: 11:02AM A FIJI Link ATR 72-600 aircraft on its way to Suva from Nadi was forced to return shortly after take off after the aircraft's right engine developed problems.

In a statement, the airline said pilots were alerted to an engine fire and activated the fire extinguishing system on board to bring the situation under control.

"Following protocol, they shut down the engine and returned the ATR 72-600 aircraft safely to Nadi without further incident or injury to guests and crew," the airline said.

"An emergency was declared initially but cancelled once the situation was contained."

Fiji Link said all guests were met and assisted by Fiji Link personnel upon return to Nadi.

Authorities are investigating the incident and passengers were booked on subsequent flights to Suva.

Fiji Link apologised for the incident and maintained that safety continued to be a priority for the airline.








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