A Malaysian Airlines flight has made headlines again. This time, flight MH148 flying on an A330 made an emergency landing at Melbourne Airport after alerts of an engine fire. The alerts were false, but the pilots took full precautionary measures, dumping fuel before the emergency landing and making multiple circles over the airport before landing.
The flight had just taken off from the Tullamarine runway, heading for Kuala Lumpur when the cockpit warning lights indicated an engine fire. With 300 passengers on board, the pilots were forced to turn around to make an emergency landing.
Upon landing, the plane was met by emergencies vehicles, only to discover it had been a false alarm. Passengers told reporters that “there was not much panic, because there was nothing scary and the pilot kept saying it was under control”.
Malaysia Airlines released a statement on Twitter shortly after the incident, staying that the aircraft had been grounded and was undergoing investigation. No other flights at the Melbourne Airport were affected by this.