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Plane engine failure causes scare at Melbourne Airport

Published on May 6, 2014 11:01 AM

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Flights were disrupted at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday after an engine failure on a Vietnam Airlines plane left debris on the runway, officials and reports said.

Small spot fires were seen coming from one of the engines of the flight to Ho Chi Minh City as it prepared to take off, but it safely came to a halt and no one was hurt.

"Debris came out of the aircraft's engine along with little spot fires but it was nothing major," a Melbourne Airport spokeswoman said.

"Let me assure you that everyone was safe and no one was in any danger."

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