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Fiji Airways Statement on Flight FJ 430

Updated Statement regarding FJ 430 - 12:05pm

All passengers on board Fiji Airways flight FJ430 have been accommodated following the safe landing at Auckland Airport this morning.

On site engineers have confirmed that there was no fire on board the B737-700 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.

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Statement at 10:18am

At approximately 0845 hours Fiji time, a Fiji Airways B737-700 flight from Auckland to Suva had an air turn back after the right hand engine experienced a problem during take-off. As a safety and precautionary measure, the aircraft, carrying 122 passengers and 6 crew returned to Auckland without incident.

Emergency services in Auckland were on standby for the landing, as per standard procedures. The aircraft will now undergo extensive inspections by Engineering staff to ensure that the aircraft can be safely released back into service.

All passengers will now be re-accommodated on subsequent services from Auckland.

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