Airlink Airways plane makes emergency landing in Johannesburg

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A passenger aircraft flying from Harare to Johannesburg had to make an emergency landing following engine failure on Wednesday night.

Airlink Airways on Thursday confirmed that the AVRO RJ85 airliner with 34 passengers and four crew members, landed at OR Tambo International Airport after two of its four engines failed.

Upon assessing the damage and status of the aircraft at cruising altitude, the crew elected to continue to Johannesburg where it landed safely under the power of its remaining two engines.

"At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy," said Airlink CEO Rodger Foster.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) will investigate to determine the cause of the engine failure, with assistance from Airlink.
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09 november 2017 16:10:50




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