United Airlines flight returns to Manila due to engine problem

None of the 122 plane passengers was hurt

Photo by AFP

MANILA, Philippines – An engine problem forced a United Airlines flight bound for Guam to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila shortly after take-off Tuesday, August 27.

The pilot of Flight UA 184 maneuvered back to NAIA after the plane’s right engine overheated.

The pilot informed air traffic controllers about the emergency and requested for clearance to land.

NAIA’s fire and rescue unit escorted the plane back to its parking berth after touching ground.

None of the 122 passengers was hurt. Some passengers were rebooked on other airlines, while some were billeted at nearby hotels.

As of posting, aircraft engineers and mechanics are still fixing the engine.

NAIA sources said Flight UA 184 will depart Manila at 5 p.m. Wednesday. – Rappler.com

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