China Eastern Airlines Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft traveling from Sydney to Beijing was forced to turn back to Sydney after a possible engine failure. MU736 flight traveling to Shanghai Pudong, returned back to Sydney after the pilot detected engine failure, and finally landed back to Sydney Airport, after 1.5 hours of travel.
China Eastern Airlines through its official microblogging site said that “a proper investigation has been done and passengers are expected to stay in Sydney overnight.
“We suddenly heard some noise and there was some burning smell and I was really scared said a passenger on China Eastern Airlines flight. The Australian Traffic Safety Administration (ATSB) is currently investigating, and Rolls-Royce, the engine manufacturer, is also aware of the incident and will “work closely with” the parties to understand the cause of the accident.
“The aircraft ‘s engine is massive and we will investigate with government authorities, Rolls – Royce, and our headquarters,” said GM of China Eastern Airlines.