PETALING JAYA: A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane bound for Kuala Lumpur made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia shortly after take-off on Friday due to an engine fire.
Aircraft tracking app FlightRadar reported a fire in Flight MH148â€™s starboard engine room.
It is learnt that emergency response units were called to the airport at around 2.20pm local time.
Melbourne Airport has said that the aircraft landed safely.
â€œAll operations at the Melbourne Airport continue as normal,â€ it said in a post on Facebook.
MAS also confirmed the incident in a tweet.
â€œMH148 MEL-KUL made an air-turn back and landed uneventfully. The aircraft is being grounded for investigation. More details to follow,â€ it said.
The airline later said that the Airbus 330 was being inspected by MAS engineers and ground personnel in Melbourne.
â€œMH148 has 300 passengers on-board and passengers are being disembarked. Preliminary inspection reveals no physical evidence of fire externally, and further assessment is underway.
â€œSafety is of the utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines,â€ it said.