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AustraliaVirgin flight makes emergency landing with suspected engine fuel leak

11:07  10 july  2019
11:07  10 july  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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He suspected fuel leak from that engine and carried the checklist. Safe single engine landing was made ," the spokesperson said in the statement.. A Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong has been forced to make an emergency landing , after it took off with what appeared to be fuel

A Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong has been forced to make an emergency landing , after it took off with what appeared to be fuel leaking from one of its engines . White vapour was seen trailing behind the Airbus A330 jet’s right engine as it took off from Melbourne’s Tullamarine

A Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne to Hong Kong has been forced to make an emergency landing, after it took off with what appeared to be fuel leaking from one of its engines.

White vapour was seen trailing behind the Airbus A330 jet’s right engine as it took off from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport around 10.30am.

Flight VA69 turned around near Swan Hill in Victoria, with the captain requesting a priority landing.

Virgin flight makes emergency landing with suspected engine fuel leak © 9News A white vapour can be seen spewing from the plane's right engine. The plane landed safely back in Melbourne around an hour after leaving the ground, and was met by emergency services before being escorted to a stand where passengers were allowed to disembark.

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Virgin flight makes emergency landing with suspected engine fuel leak . The ATR72-model flight has since made multiple journeys between Sydney and Canberra since the incident, and is still in operation according to the Virgin Australia website.

Virgin Australia said engineers spent the afternoon investigating the cause of the drama.

In a statement, an airline spokeswoman confirmed the flight had encountered an “engineering issue”.

Virgin flight makes emergency landing with suspected engine fuel leak © 9News The plane was forced to turn back and land at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport.

“In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision to return to Melbourne as a precautionary measure and our engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft”, she said.

“The safety of our aircraft, guests and crew is our highest priority and we will work hard to have our guests on their way to Hong Kong as soon as possible”.

It’s understood passengers have been rebooked to fly to Hong Kong tomorrow.

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