Etihad jet makes emergency landing

Etihad Airways has confirmed that a Sydney-bound Etihad passenger jet made an emergency landing after it returned to Abu Dhabi International Airport due to a faulty engine.

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Dubai:  Etihad Airways has confirmed that a Sydney-bound Etihad passenger jet made an emergency landing after it returned to Abu Dhabi International Airport due to a faulty engine.

Roughly 30 minutes into the flight following an 11:15am departure on Tuesday from the airport, Flight EY450 returned to Abu Dhabi to ensure the safety of 329 passengers aboard the twin-engined Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

No injuries were reported.

“Etihad Airways flight EY450 to Sydney returned to Abu Dhabi shortly after take-off following the failure of one of the aircraft’s engines,” a spokesperson told Gulf News in an emailed statement on Wednesday.

The airline lauded its crew for bringing the plane back safely. More info

By Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

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