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The plane travelled as far south as Bulli before turning around and successfully landing at Sydney Airport. No passengers or crew members suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
“Last night on 11th June, MU 736 from Sydney to Shanghai encountered an engine problem after takeoff. The crew observed the abnormal situation of the left engine and decided to return to Sydney airport immediately. All passengers and crew members were landed safely. They were then arranged accommodation by China Eastern Airlines.”“Today the passengers will be arranged to fly to their destinations on either China Eastern flights or other airlines. The returned aircraft is currently under investigation at Sydney airport.”
Passengers on-board reported hearing a loud noise coming from the engine prior to the incident.