Engine failure forces airliner back to PHL|
A Lufthansa Airbus A340 bound for Frankfurt, Germany, with 220 passengers and 13 crew members aboard was forced to return to Philadelphia International Airport last night and make an emergency landing after one of its engines went out, authorities said. The problem occurred about 7:25 p.m. and the pilot decided to bring the widebody back to Philadelphia, according to airport spokesman Mark Pesce. The plane circled to burn off fuel before safely landing about 8:25 p.m., Pesce said. No passengers on Flight 427 were injured, and no other flights were affected, Pesce said. Lufthansa has one daily flight, which is scheduled to leave Philadelphia for Frankfurt at 6:05 p.m.