“The captain on board confirmed that after departure‚ as the aircraft was climbing to reach altitude‚ there was an engine malfunction‚” said acting CEO Matsietsi Mokholo.
SA Express has given the details of what happened on flight SA1412 from East London to Johannesburg‚ which experienced an explosion shortly after takeoff.
She said there was no immediately apparent reason for the engine malfunction and procedures to clear the flight had been followed. SA Express was co-operating with the SA Civil Aviation Authority in its investigation into the cause of the malfunction.
“The captain shut down the engine of the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet [and] the SA Express crew initiated precautionary emergency procedures and notified passengers that the flight would return to East London Airport.
Source: Times Live