Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after fire shuts down an engine

Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after fire shuts down an engine

Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after fire shuts down an engine

New Zealand's fire service says a passenger plane landed safely after a fire shortly after takeoff shut down one engine

ByCHARLOTTE GRAHAM-MCLAY Associated Press

June 17, 2024, 3:30 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A passenger plane landed safely at a New Zealand airport Monday after a fire shut down one of its engines, the nation’s fire service said.

    The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 jet bound for Melbourne, Australia, landed in the New Zealand city of Invercargill after the fire forced a diversion.

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