Plane lands in Australia with hole in engine casing

A hole is seen in the engine of China Eastern airlines Flight 736 after it landed in Sydney, Australia on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

By The Associated Press, June 12, 2017 

SYDNEY, Australia — A plane heading to Shanghai returned safely to Sydney after an in-flight problem left a gaping hole in an engine casing.

China Eastern Airlines said the crew on Flight 736 noticed damage to the air inlet on the left engine after takeoff Sunday evening and the captain decided to return.

The airline said on its Sina Weibo microblog that the plane landed safely and the airline was taking care of passengers’ needs. The Airbus A330 plane has two engines.

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