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Engine cover stripped off Guangzhou-bound flight, forced to return to airport

Posted: 02/18/2013 12:10 pm

A China Southern Airlines flight destined for Guangzhou made an emergency landing this morning after the cover of the engine “stripped off,” according to Guangzhou Daily‘s microblog.

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At around 10:30 a.m., shortly after flight CZ3624 set off from Harbin Taiping International Airport, a large thud could be heard on the plane, according to a passenger who posted what happened online.

The plane circled for over an hour before returning to the airport.

China Southern Airlines was honored with the Five-Star Flight Safety Award by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2008.

Earlier this year, a Shenzhen Airlines flight to Beijing made an emergency landing in Wuhan after a burning smell was detected in the cockpit.

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