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China Eastern flight returns after engine fault, no casualties

(Xinhua)    08:19, June 12, 2017
China Eastern flight returns after engine fault, no casualties
A damage on the air inlet of a China Eastern Airlines plane was detected after shortly after taking off from Sydney on June 11, 2017. [Photo: xinmin.cn]

SHANGHAI, June 11 (Xinhua) -- A China Eastern Airlines plane, MU736 heading for Shanghai, returned after an engine fault was detected shortly after its take-off from Sydney Sunday night. No one was injured.

The company said a damage on the air inlet of the aircraft's left engine was "timely" noticed by the crew, and the captain "decisively" made the decision to return. The plane landed safely.

An investigation continues while the airline is taking good care of the passengers.

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