China Eastern Airbus Makes an Emergency Landing in Australia — Event Similar to Egypt Air Incident in May

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EgyptAir had to abort take-off a month ago because of hole in engine cowling

By Liu Zhen
South China Morning Post

Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:28pm

The engine trouble that caused a China Eastern Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in Australia on Sunday came after a similar incident involving the same type of Airbus just four weeks ago.

In May, an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Beijing with 211 people on board aborted its take-off because of similar damage to its engine. It was the same Airbus A330-200 jet airliner, with the same Trent 772 engine made by Rolls-Royce, that was involved in the China Eastern incident.

The aircraft was safely brought to a halt and passengers disembarked normally, according to…

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