New Zealand: Fire broke out in the engine of the plane during the flight, passengers' lives at stake

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Fire and Emergency New Zealand's shift supervisor Lynn Crossan said that this accident happened about 50 minutes after taking off from Queenstown. He told that when the plane reached Invercargill, fire brigade personnel were already deployed there. After which the personnel extinguished the fire. There were 73 passengers on this plane.

Fire broke out in the engine of the plane during the flight

New Zealand was saved from a major plane accident. On Monday, a passenger plane collided with a bird as soon as it took off. After which the plane caught fire and its engine stopped. However, in the meantime, the crew members landed the plane safely at an airport in New Zealand without any delay.

According to the information, there were a total of 73 people on board the plane. The fire caused panic among the passengers. The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 plane going to Melbourne, Australia was landed at the airport of Invercargill city of New Zealand after changing the route due to fire. However, no passenger has suffered any harm in this incident and everyone is completely safe.

The accident happened about 50 minutes after takeoff
Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift supervisor Lynn Crossan said that this accident happened about 50 minutes after takeoff from Queenstown. He told that when the plane reached Invercargill, fire brigade personnel were already deployed there. After which the personnel extinguished the fire. At the same time, Queenstown Airport spokesperson Catherine Nind said that the cause of the fire in the engine is not yet known.

'The incident may have happened due to a bird hit'
Meanwhile, Virgin Australia said in a statement that this incident could be due to a possible bird hit. The country's aviation regulator has said on its website that the rate of birds hitting planes at New Zealand airports is about four in every 10,000 aircraft movements. The agency says that the severity of the consequences varies depending on the location of the collision with the plane, the size of the birds and the pilot's response.

Queenstown, with a population of 53,000, is located on the South Island of New Zealand. This place is very popular and attracts a large number of tourists. This place is famous for skiing, adventure tourism and alpine vistas.