Airbus A320 Makes Forced Landing on Canary Islands

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2009 6:08 AM CDT
This computer image provided by Airbus Thursday, June 21, 2007 shows an A320 bearing the colors of Avianca.   (AP Photo/Airbus, Fixion)
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(Newser) – An Airbus A320 experienced engine trouble shortly after takeoff today from the Canary Islands and was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing. The Spanish Iberworld airliner was headed from Gran Canaria to Oslo, Norway, said Spanish national airport authority AENA. No one was hurt and the plane was in the air about 10 minutes.  

An AENA spokeswoman denied reports that one of the plane's engines had caught fire, saying only it had undisclosed trouble. News outlets said 180 people were on board the plane; the company planned to put passengers on a different one bound for Oslo at midday.