Tue, 28 June 2016

Singapore Airlines Flight Returns to Singapore; Catches Fire

On Monday morning, SQ368, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777 aircraft bound for Milan, chose to return to Singapore as the indicator for its right engine had shown oil loss.

 Shortly after landing, a fire was observed to have occurred in the vicinity of the aircrafts right engine.

 Changis Airport Emergency Service, which was already on standby, responded promptly and the fire was extinguished within 5 minutes.

 There were 222 passengers and 19 crew on board. No one was hurt during the incident.

 The runway on which the aircraft landed was closed for about 5 hours for repairs and clean-up.

 Landings and take-offs continued on the other runway, and whilst some flights were impacted, all flights were able to take off within one hour of their scheduled departure times.

CAAS has said it will be investigating to determine the causes of the incident. The Ministry of Transports Air Accident Investigation Bureau will also be conducting an independent investigation.

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