Engine problem forces King Island landing


A twin-engine aircraft that reported mechanical problems has landed safely at King Island airport.

The charter plane was en route to Tasmania when it encountered problems with one of its engines and managed a safe landing on the Bass Strait island's airstrip.

Fairfax reports all passengers were able to disembark the aircraft without incident and a media release from King Island Council said, "[a]fter a coffee at King Island’s new airport the passengers transferred to another flight and continued on their way to Tasmania".

Image: By Chris Hadfield @ NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons