Cathay Pacific Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Experiencing Engine Trouble

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A Cathay Pacific flight en route from Perth to Hong Kong was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble after takeoff, according to the airline.

The flight, which departed shortly before midnight Thursday local time, was diverted to Denpansar International Airport in Bali, Indonesia “due to a No. 2 engine defect.”

It landed at 03:39 local time (3.39 PM ET).

The plane was met by fire services upon arrival in Bali but was able to taxi to the gate normally, the airline says. There were no reported injuries on board, according to a statement released by the airline.

Flight CX170, an Airbus A330, had 254 passengers on board, and 13 crew members.

The airline also tweeted an assurance that the flight was able to land safely. The aircraft remains at the Indonesian airport.

Cathay said it had provided hotel accommodation for the passengers while it investigated the issue, and would help move them onward from Indonesia.

“We are assisting passengers to take other flights to their final destinations,” the statement said. By Friday morning (Thursday evening ET), some passengers had left the island on other flights.

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SOURCE: CNN, Euan McKirdy

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