Lion Air Makes Emergency Landing in CNX

 | Mon 14 May 2018 07:08 ICT

CityNews – A Thai Lion Air flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Chiang Mai International Airport after an engine malfunction.

On May 12th at 5.37pm, Thai Lion Air flight TML515 departed Chiang Mai International Airport, bound for Don Muang, Bangkok. The flight was carrying 169 passengers and nine crew members. Not long after take off, one of the engines emitted a loud ‘fiery noise’ that caused the plane to stop climbing. The pilots had to shut down the engine and the aircraft entered into a controlled emergency landing back in Chiang Mai Airport.

All passengers were safe and no damage to the luggage was reported. The cause of the incident is being investigated. Passengers were offered flights later that day.