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London-Shanghai passenger plane makes emergency landings in Krasnoyarsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
15 February 2017

China Eastern Airlines airbus with 199 on board suffers 'engine sensor fault’.

Reports say the pilot made an emergency landing after an alarm relating to the right side engine. Pictures: MinXuan Zhang

The Airbus A330-300 made a successful emergency landing at Yemelyanovo airport, Krasnoyarsk, at 11 am local time. 

On board were 186 passengers and 13 crew members. 

The press-service of Yemelyanovo airport reported: 'Technicians are now checking the plane. 

'Passengers are in the transfer hall. If the cause is not resolved, an extra aircraft will be sent for them.' 

Reports say the pilot made an emergency landing after an alarm relating to the right side engine on the London-Shanghai flight.  

Later the airport authorities said a replacement aircraft was being sent to pick up the stranded passengers.

They are expected to depart for Shanghai at 11pm local time today.

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