Northwest Plane Lands Safely in Japan After Engine Trouble

It was not immediately clear what was wrong with the engine.


A Northwest Airlines passenger jet from Taiwan landed safely at an airport in western Japan after developing engine trouble, an airport official said Sunday. There were no injuries.

The Boeing 747-400 developed trouble in one of its four engines after leaving Taipei for Osaka's international airport, according to airport official Hiroshi Yasuragi. It was not immediately clear what was wrong with the engine.

The pilot requested an emergency landing at the airport, which was the plane's destination, and landed safely Sunday morning, the official said.

None of the 346 passengers and crew members on board were injured, he said.

Kansai International Airport is near Osaka, about 410 kilometers (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo.


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