Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A Skymark Boeing 737 passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after its departure due to its engine failure at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport on Wednesday.
The runway was temporarily closed soon after the incident, but it didn’t affect other flights. As many as 139 passengers and crew members were aboard the Skymark plane. No one has said to be injured.
The Boeing 737, an American twinjet airliner, made its maiden flight in 1967 and has been continuously manufactured since then and has become the highest-selling commercial jetliner in history.
The two new versions- the Boeing 737 and the 737 MAX were introduced later. Recently 737 MAX is troubling the Boeing Group. A plane crashed in Indonesia in October 2018 and the next accident happened in Ethiopia in March, killing altogether 346 people. The investigations hinted that Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation system triggered the problem.
Aviation authorities and carriers around the world have either grounded all 737 MAX series aircraft or closed their airspace to them. Boeing is presently working on the advances in aeroplane safety and updating training programs for pilots.
Earlier in August also, a Skymark Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger’s portable battery for recharging smartphones started emanating smoke. Two flight attendants, who had tried to extinguish the smoke, had also received slight burns on their hands after the aircraft finished its initial ascent. The battery, which was in a bag and placed under the seat in front, had started spewing white smoke. The cabin was soon filled with a bad smell and passengers were thrown into panic.