A Cathay Pacific flight out of Perth was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine had to be shut down, with passengers claiming it was on fire.
The airline said an engine defect caused flight CX170, which departed for Hong Kong just before midnight, to be diverted to Denpasar, where it was met by firefighters.
Passenger Joel Sirna told 6PR on Friday that there was a loud bang, followed by flames.
“Mid-flight, we heard a loud bang and the plane started to shake, all the lights went out and I looked to the window and have just seen some flames and some sparks – the wing and the motor was on fire,” he said.
Sirna said many people were woken by the mid-air drama, which unfolded not far from the Bali coast.