A Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong was diverted to Indonesia after an engine failed.
A passenger said he saw flames streaming from a wing, which created panic on board, AP reported Friday.
The twin-engine Airbus A330 left Perth shortly before midnight Thursday carrying 254 passengers and was diverted to Denpasar on Bali because of an “engine defect”, the airline said in a statement.
The engine was shut down and an emergency landing was accomplished safely. No one was injured.
“Mid-flight, we heard a loud bang, and the plane started to shake,” passenger Joel Sirna told Perth Radio 6PR from Denpasar.
“All the lights went out, and I looked to the window and [saw] some flames and some sparks — the wing and the motor were on fire.”
But Cathay Pacific said: “There were reports that some passengers saw sparks and flames from outside the window. We can confirm that what witnesses saw was a light due to the engine failure, not a real fire.”
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