T’way Air passenger plane makes emergency landing in Taiwan, no injuries reported
A T’way Air passenger plane headed for Incheon International Airport from Singapore made an emergency landing at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday due to engine failure.
According to T’way Air, Flight TW172, which took off from Singapore's Changi Airport at 3:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, located nearby Taipei due to an engine-related abnormality.
The aircraft was carrying 117 passengers and 10 crew members. No one was hurt.
“It was not that there was a serious problem with the plane, but that the flight crew detected an engine abnormality and made the decision to land at a nearby airport,” said an official from T’way Air in a phone call with local media. “It was a measure made for the safety of the passengers and the plane landed safely.”
The plane was originally scheduled to arrive at Incheon International Airport this morning.
T’way Air held an emergency meeting to discuss response measures.
“An alternative flight will depart from Taiwan at around 2:40 p.m. local time and is scheduled to arrive at Incheon International Airport around 6:30 p.m. today,” the official from T’way Air said.
T’way Air became the first domestic low-cost carrier to operate the Incheon-Singapore route at the end of May this year. T’way Air is operating the newly introduced A330-300, a large aircraft with 347 seats, on this route.
BY LIM JEONG-WON [email@example.com]