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Australian plane catches fire mid-air, lands safely

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 1:31pm IST | Agency: IANS
A plane caught fire soon after taking off from Perth airport in Western Australia Tuesday, but has landed safely.

A plane caught fire soon after taking off from Perth airport in Western Australia Tuesday, but has landed safely.

An investigation is underway, ABC News reported.

The Cobham Aviation flight was scheduled to depart at 10.45 a.m. for Barrow Island.

"When the fire was detected, the engine was shut down and the fire extinguished," a statement from Cobham said.


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