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Airliner engine failure showers fiery debris on runway, temporarily closing Australian airport
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 5, 2014 11:12 PM EDT
An official says an explosive engine failure on a Vietnamese airliner has showered fiery debris across a runway at Australia's second busiest airport, preventing planes landing and taking off for 40 minutes.
She says the twin-engine Airbus A330 came to rest at the intersection of the airport's two runways, blocking all air traffic for 40 minutes until 11:30 a.m. local time . No one was injured.
An airline official in Melbourne declined to comment.