Turkish Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Budapest

August 18, 2005

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A Turkish passenger jet with more than 300 people on board made an emergency landing in Budapest early on Thursday after reporting that one of its two engines had failed, a spokeswoman for Budapest Airport said.

The Fly Air Airbus A300, which was carrying 292 passengers and 11 crew en route from Istanbul to Brussels, landed safely and no injuries were reported.

"The pilot reported that one of its engines failed and the plane made an approach with just one engine," Ibolya Forika, a spokeswoman for Budapest Airport, the operator of Hungary's largest international airport said.

There were no immediate indications as to what caused the engine failure.

Fly Air, which started operations in 2002, has a fleet of 13 aircraft, including seven Airbus A300s, the company said on its web site.

(Reuters)