• Kyodo


A China Airlines plane bound for Taipei returned twice to Nagoya airport Friday after reporting problems with an engine, airport officials said.

Flight 151 first took off at around 9:30 a.m., but 20 minutes later a cockpit alarm indicated a fire on the second engine on the right wing of the Airbus A300-600R plane, the officials said.

The alarm sounded when the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 9,000 meters, 100 km southwest of the airport, the officials said.

An inspection conducted after the airplane returned to the airport found nothing wrong with the engine, according to the Taiwanese airline.

The plane departed again from Nagoya airport for Taipei at around 3:15 p.m., but the alarm sounded again after about 10 minutes, which prompted pilots to return to the airport again, airport officials said.

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