Cathay Pacific plane in emergency landing

2011-12-24 11:58
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Plane lands on Cape Town road

The Cessna 210 suddenly developed engine problems while flying a circular route from the Stellenbosch airfield. The pilot was forced to land on R43 between Worcester and Villiersdorp.

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight made an emergency landing in Moscow due to mechanical failure, a report said Saturday.

The pilot discovered the problem shortly after the Boeing 747 with 197 passengers on board took off from Heathrow Airport in London, Hong Kong radio station RTHK reported.

The plane made an emergency landing in Moscow at 07:00 on Saturday. One passenger was quoted by RTHK as saying there was smoke inside the aircraft.

No one was injured and an airline spokesperson told the radio station that an investigation into the problem had begun.

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