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TransAsia Plane Lands Safely with Single Engine After Other Fails

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TransAsia Plane Lands Safely with Single Engine After Other Fails - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: WCARN

No casualties were reported Tuesday after a TransAsiaAirways ATR 72-500 plane carrying 22 passengers was forced to land with only one engine after the other reported an abnormality.

Flight GE505, which took off 7:55 a.m. from Taipei Songshan Airport en route outlying county of Penghu, detected an abnormality with the lubricant oil in engine No. 2 at 8:36 a.m.

The pilots shut down the engine and successfully operated the other one to land at Magong Airport at 8:55 a.m., the carrier said.

The airline said it has canceled flights GE2113 from Magong to Kaohsiung and GE2142 from Kaohsiung to Magong later in the day, and put their passengers on later flights.

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