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Plane engine catches fire in Malaysia; no injuries.

! Kuala Lumpur, Jumada I 25, 1435, Mar 26, 2014, SPA -- A local flight in Malaysia was forced to turn back when an engine caught fire shortly after take-off on Wednesday, the airline said, according to dpa.

The ATR 72-600 turboprop Malindo Air flight had left Kuala Lumpur's domestic Subang airport bound for the northern city of Kuala Terengganu, and reached about 7,000 feet (2,130 metres) when fire was detected in one of its two engines, according to a company statement.

"The captain decided to turn back to Subang and the aircraft landed safely without any further incident and no one was hurt," it said.

"All the passengers were later transferred to another flight" The manufacturers of the aircraft and engine had been informed and an enquiry was under way.

--SPA 11:57 LOCAL TIME 08:57 GMT

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Date:Mar 26, 2014
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