Malyasian Aircraft makes emergency landing at Melbourne

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Melbourne: A Malaysian passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Melbourne after a warning of a fire on board, according to Australian officials.Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, which was carrying 300 passengers and crew, landed without incident or injury, an airport spokeswoman said.

“The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a pilot calls any sort of emergency landing, emergency personnel are currently on site,” an Australian official said shortly after the plane landed. She confirmed the jet had dumped fuel and said it was standard procedure before an emergency landing. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said later that its inspectors did not find any signs of fire.

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