A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane had to return back to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) shortly after its take-off due to the fire emitting from its engine on Friday.
“We confirm that our Philippine Airlines Flight PR113 , departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) approximately 11:12 a.m. local time for a flight to Manila, landed safely at LAX after experiencing a technical problem in one of its engines shortly after take-off,” PAL said in a statement.
The plane had 347 passengers and 18 crew members, who were all reported safe and nobody was injured.
“All 347 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane using regular airstairs. Our operation teams are assisting passengers and will provide medical support as needed, although there [are] no reports of injuries,” PAL said.
“The flight involved a Boeing 777 aircraft with registry number RP-C7775… We affirm that safety is our top priority and that Philippine Airlines is fully cooperating with the concerned airport and aviation authorities,” it added.