A Lufthansa A321 returned safely shortly after departing Helsinki for Frankfurt after suffering an engine fire on Saturday night.    168 passengers were on board when the aircraft experienced what passengers called an “explosion” in it’s starboard engine.

The crew executed normal emergency procedures for an engine failure and returned safely to Helsinki Airport soon after the emergency started.

Please be mindful if you read other accounts of this incident.   This one, from the Daily Mail,  is perhaps the most absurd of all of them, citing that a blaze spread through the aircraft.   That was certainly not the case, but is another example of sensationalist media that sometimes infects the interweb.

 

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