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AirAsia plane makes emergency landing in Okinawa

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A Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X plane made an emergency landing Monday at Okinawa's Naha airport following engine trouble, the transport ministry here said.

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According to the ministry, none of the 379 passengers and crew members aboard the flight bound for Kuala Lumpur were injured in the emergency landing.

The transport ministry's local office said that the plane's right engine indicated problems at around 2:15 a.m. local time, forcing the captain to shut the troubled engine down and declare an emergency landing.

The plane touched down at Naha airport at round 3 a.m. local time. The plane had initially departed from Tokyo's Haneda airport, the ministry said.

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