Date
25 September 2017
Hong Kong Airlines flight HX252 lost one of its engines as it came in to land in Taipei. All 257 paengers and 13 crew members were unhurt. Photo: YouTube
Hong Kong Airlines flight HX252 lost one of its engines as it came in to land in Taipei. All 257 paengers and 13 crew members were unhurt. Photo: YouTube

Limping Hong Kong Airlines plane lands safely in Taiwan

A Hong Kong passenger plane landed safely in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport after one of its engines failed in mid-air.

No one was hurt and all 257 passengers and 13 crew members disembarked without further drama, Metro Daily reports.

Hong Kong Airlines flight HX252 suffered engine failure as the twin-engine Airbus A330-223 aircraft was coming in to land.

A video shot from the ground by a witness shows the plane making its final descent after the 90-minute flight from Hong Kong.

The captain is heard telling an air traffic controller that the No. 1 engine had failed.

The controller instructs the captain to focus on the other engine and guides the plane to a safe landing at 10:49 a.m.

Emergency personnel are seen rushing toward the stricken plane.

Hong Kong civil aviation authorities said they have received a report of the incident and an investigation is under way.  

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