'Golden lights': Virgin passenger recounts engine fire

By William Ton
Updated June 18 2024 - 10:15am, first published 10:12am
A Virgin flight from NZ was hit by a flock of birds, causing an engine to burst into flames. (James Gourley/AAP PHOTOS)
A Virgin flight from NZ was hit by a flock of birds, causing an engine to burst into flames. (James Gourley/AAP PHOTOS)

Passengers stranded in New Zealand after a plane engine burst into flames will return to Australia on new flights, as a flyer recounted the initial panic shortly after take-off.

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