Ethiopian jet makes emergency landing at Beirut airport due to technical problem

09:18, June 18, 2010      

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An Ethiopian airliner made an emergency landing at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport at dawn on Thursday 20 minutes after take-off due to a technical problem, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The plane, with 78 passengers on board and flight number 407 heading to Addis Ababa from Beirut, flew back to the airport after the pilot suspected air was leaking from the plane's main door, the report said.

After the plane returned to the airport, the door was checked and necessary technical measures were taken to allow the airliner to fly again to Addis Ababa, it added.

No passengers were hurt throughout the process.

On January 25, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 90 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off Beirut shortly after departing the Lebanese capital in stormy weather.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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