A China Eastern flight from Sydney to Shanghai has been forced to turn around after crew members detected engine failure mid-flight.
It’s believed damage to the air inlet of the aircraft’s left engine was behind the decision to turn back the plane after it took off at 8.30pm last night.
One passenger on-board described to the Nine Network how noisy it was.
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“The moment that we took off the wing to my left just started making a massive amount of noise and they cleared all the seats.”
China Eastern aircraft heading from Sydney to Shanghai has been forced to turn around after crew members detected a large engine failure.
Other passengers shared photos of an enormous hole in the engine casing of the Airbus A330.
Residents at their homes in Spring Farm, Wolli Creek and Mt Annan also reported hearing loud noises from the sky.
The plane returned to Sydney International Airport and passengers were booked for a replacement flight today.
There were no reported injuries.