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Gulf Air flight makes emergency landing in Manila

  • A Gulf Air passenger plane is towed by ground crew for inspection after it made an emergency landing about 25 minutes into it's flight Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Gulf Air flight, carrying 219 people on a flight to Bahrain made an emergency landing in the Philippines, returning there Friday after the pilot reported intense heat in the left engine of the Airbus 330-200 shortly after take-off, and smoke was seen in the cabin, airport officials said. Ma. .(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    A Gulf Air passenger plane is towed by ground crew for inspection after it made an emergency landing about 25 minutes into it's flight Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Gulf Air flight, carrying 219 people on a flight to Bahrain made an emergency landing in the Philippines, returning there Friday after the pilot reported intense heat in the left engine of the Airbus 330-200 shortly after take-off, and smoke was seen in the cabin, airport officials said. Ma. .(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Gulf Air passenger plane is towed by ground crew for inspection after it made an emergency landing about 25 minutes into the flight Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. TThe Gulf Air flight, carrying 219 people on a flight to Bahrain made an emergency landing in the Philippines, returning there Friday after the pilot reported intense heat in the left engine of the Airbus 330-200 shortly after take-off, and smoke was seen in the cabin, airport officials said. Ma. .(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    A Gulf Air passenger plane is towed by ground crew for inspection after it made an emergency landing about 25 minutes into the flight Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. TThe Gulf Air flight, carrying 219 people on a flight to Bahrain made an emergency landing in the Philippines, returning there Friday after the pilot reported intense heat in the left engine of the Airbus 330-200 shortly after take-off, and smoke was seen in the cabin, airport officials said. Ma. .(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

Airport officials and passengers say Gulf Air flight carrying 319 people to Bahrain made an emergency landing in the Philippines, returning there after smoke appeared in the cabin.

Manila airport authorities said Flight 155 with 307 passengers and 12 crew members landed safely 29 minutes after take-off Friday. No injuries have been reported.

A passenger told DZBB radio he saw smoke in the cabin and the air conditioning was off when they were told the plane had to turn back due to technical problems.

An airline employee said Gulf Air officers were attending to the incident and the airline could not yet release details.

The airport media office says the airline canceled the flight and booked accommodation for affected passengers.