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AirAsia X plane makes emergency landing

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Kyodo News

Naha, Japan  /  Mon, February 26, 2018  /  10:10 am
AirAsia X plane makes emergency landing

AirAsia plane's wing with AirAsia logo, the plane flying over Perth skyline on Nov. 2, 2010. (shutterstock.com/Nokuro/File)

A plane operated by Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X made an emergency landing at Naha airport early Monday due to engine trouble, but no one was injured, the transport ministry said.

The Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, with 379 passengers and crew members aboard, landed at the airport in Okinawa Prefecture around 3 a.m. after departing from Tokyo's Haneda airport.

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According to the ministry's office at the airport, the airliner's right engine developed problems around 2:15 a.m. It landed after its captain declared an emergency and shut down the engine.

After the plane landed, it took more than six hours for all the passengers to leave the aircraft, an airport source said. The reason was not immediately known.

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