777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12425 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
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A plane carrying 14 people made a forced landing at Sydney Airport today after the plane's engine caught fire. A Qantas Dash-8 aircraft made an emergency landing about 11.30am. The NSW police said no one was injured and the plane landed safely. It is not known whether the plane had just taken off when it was forced to land. NSW police were at the scene this afternoon.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
The result of the inflight emergency or whatever we shall call it was the result of an oil leak, the hot oil touching metal components in the engine resulting in what appear to be an engine fire, as such it was a leak not an engine malfunction as per say. Qantas is investigating this incident on the behalf of CASA.