Eight injured as plane makes emergency landing in Hong Kong


The more than 300 passengers and 14 crew members on board flight CX 780 from Surabaya, Indonesia, were evacuated, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department told AFP.

"Eight injured passengers have been taken and admitted to hospital," Tony Tyler, the Hong Kong airline's chief executive, told a press conference.
"It appeared there were some engine problems that the aircraft experienced on (landing)," Tyler added.

He said an investigation into the engine failure had begun.
The Civil Aviation Department said a small fire broke out in the engine after the twin-engined plane landed, but added that firemen had extinguished the fire within a short time.

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