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Ethiopian Airlines plane diverts to Malta after engine failure

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757-200 made an emergency landing in Malta yesterday after suffering a failure of one of its two engines.

The aircraft was flying from Rome to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with 135 people on board.

The Aviation Herald website said the aircraft was 140nm eastnortheast of Malta when the crew reported the right hand engine had been shut down and decided to divert to Malta.

They requested emergency services on stand by.
The aircraft landed safely and was able to taxi to an apron.
It left after several hours following repairs.


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