Fire forces Jetstar A330 emergency landing
An Australian budget flight from Japan was forced into an emergency landing on the Pacific island of Guam after a fire broke out in the cockpit, company officials said on Thursday, AFP reported.
Nobody was hurt among the 203 passengers and crew, mostly Japanese, who were travelling to Australia's Gold Coast from Osaka aboard the Jetstar Airbus A330-200.
Crew scrambled to put out the blaze after the right cockpit window began smoking and then caught fire about four hours into the flight, prompting the emergency landing at about 2:20 am (1620 GMT Wednesday).
The incident involves the same plane model as this month's Air France disaster when all 228 on board an A330 flying from Brazil were killed after a mystery accident over the Atlantic.