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JAC plane makes emergency landing in Kagoshima over engine trouble.

KAGOSHIMA, Japan, March 25 Kyodo

A Japan Air Commuter plane from Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, made an emergency landing on Wednesday at Kagoshima airport, where it was bound for, due to engine trouble, airline officials said.

No injuries were reported among the 42 passengers and crew members who were aboard the Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft, the officials said.

An alarm light indicating decreased hydraulic pressure in the aircraft's left engine turned on at around 9:30 a.m., and the pilot navigated the plane with only one engine before landing safely at the airport in southwestern Japan.

The plane landed at around 10:26 a.m. after a delay of about 30 minutes from the originally scheduled arrival time, according to the officials.

The Japan Transport Safety Board sent two aircraft accident investigators to the airport after damage was found on the plane's engine, saying it was serious situation which could have led to an accident.

Because of the emergency landing, six other flights employing Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft were canceled, affecting about 200 passengers.
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Date:Mar 30, 2009
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