Japan Airlines jet makes emergency landing after mid-air engine shutdown

Japan Airlines jet makes emergency landing after mid-air engine shutdown
PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO - A Japan Airlines jetliner with 228 passengers was forced to turn around for an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after the aircraft's right engine shut down during a flight to the northern Hokkaido island, an airline spokesman said.

The Boeing 777, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, landed safely at Tokyo's Haneda airport, the spokesman said, with no injuries reported.

The cause of the engine shutdown was as yet unknown, he added.

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