Aviation site the Aviation Herald reports the Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800, performing flight AT-981 from Lisbon (Portugal) to Casablanca (Morocco), was climbing out of Lisbon when the crew shut the left-hand engine down, reportedly due to an oil problem.
The decision was then made to continue some 290 nautical miles south on one engine to Casablanca, where the aircraft landed safely around 50 minutes later.
“A listener on frequency reported the crew declared PAN PAN PAN reporting they had shut the #1 engine due to an engine oil problem. The crew decided to continue to Casablanca”, the website stated.
There is at least one daily Royal Air Maroc flight between Lisbon and Casablanca.
In related news, an Air Transat plane carrying 306 passengers and six crew from Porto, northern Portugal, to Toronto, Canada, was on Monday forced to return to the northern city following technical problems shortly after take-off.
According to information from airport managers ANA, the plane departed Porto at 1.14pm, and returned just under an hour later.
It landed safely back in Porto albeit with emergency services waiting on the runway.