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Moroccan jet makes emergency landing

Amsterdam, June 7, 2010

A Royal Air Maroc jet, carrying 162 passengers, was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday after its engine caught fire minutes after taking off from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

According to Dutch media reports, no body was injured in the incident. The report citing witnesses said the plane had suffered a bird strike.

Dutch airport officials said a fire on the right engine of the jet forced the plane to land soon after take-off.

'An aircraft of Royal Air Maroc which had a problem with one of its two engines after taking off turned around back to Schiphol and landed safely,' the report said quoting aviation officials.

The Boeing 737-400 was heading for Nador, in northeastern Morocco, the officials said.




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