Saturday, January 12, 2008

EVA airplane forced to land in Cambodia

Sunday, January 13, 2008

PHNOM PENH -- A plane carrying 146 passengers and crews was forced to make an emergency landing in Phnom Penh shortly after take off due to technical problems, an airport official said Saturday.

The EVA Airways flight, which was en route from the Cambodian capital to Taipei, returned to Phnom Penh International Airport on Friday about 15 minutes after it left, said Kim San, chief of Cambodia Air Traffic Services.

The plane, which had technical problems related to supplying air within the cabin, left for Taipei after being grounded for one hour, he said.

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