Plane’s engine catches fire in western AustraliaBy AP News Apr 30, 2014 12:28PM UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A plane carrying 97 people has been forced to make an emergency landing in western Australia after one of its engines caught fire. No one was injured.
Cobham Aviation Services says one of the plane’s four engines caught fire as it was climbing shortly after takeoff from Perth Airport.
The BAE-146 plane turned around and landed safely. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Perth serves as the hub for a multinational search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.