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Jetstar Flight Makes Emergency Landing On Pacific Island Of Guam

320 passengers were aboard the flight from Tokyo.

07/08/2016 4:57 PM AEST | Updated 07/08/2016 5:47 PM AEST
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The plane is said to have landed safely.

A Jetstar flight en route from Tokyo to the Gold Coast has made an emergency landing on the Pacific island of Guam.

The low-cost airline said an engine on Flight JQ12 was shut down mid-flight after a warning light appeared, the ABC reports. The plane is said to have landed safely.

"A flight from Narita (airport) to the Gold Coast was diverted this morning after the aircraft displayed an indicator message regarding oil pressure," Jetstar wrote in a statement.

"Our experienced captain diverted the flight to the closest airport en route to the Gold Coast as a precaution and it landed safely in Guam where it will be inspected by engineers."

According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, 320 people were aboard the flight.

Passengers were reportedly told via email and SMS that another aircraft was being sent to the island to retrieve them.

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