Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) (Nadi) pictured Boeing 737-7X2 DQ-FJF (msn 28878) was forced to make an emergency landing at Auckland yesterday (August 5) after a reported engine fire. Flight FJ 430 from Auckland to Fiji with 122 passengers and six crew members was forced to return to AKL. The flight landed safely.
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However Fiji Airways issued this statement stating there was no fire on board:
All passengers on board Fiji Airways flight FJ 430 have been accommodated following the safe landing at Auckland Airport this morning (August 5).
On site engineers have confirmed that there was no fire on board the Boeing 737-700 aircraft, and are carrying out further inspections on the engine.
Passengers disrupted as a result have been booked on other flights.
Safety is of paramount importance for Fiji Airways. The airline would like to thank its pilots and cabin crew for their handling of the situation, emergency teams at Auckland Airport for their assistance, and our passengers for their patience and understanding.
Copyright Photo: John Adlard/AirlinersGallery.com. Maybe the pictured DQ-FJF was “blessed” by the beautiful rainbow at Sydney on July 30.