Date
23 March 2017
Fire burns on the right wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the Changi Airport early Monday. Credit: Reuters
Fire burns on the right wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the Changi Airport early Monday. Credit: Reuters

Singapore Air jet catches fire in emergency landing at Changi

A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire early Monday while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport, but there were no injuries to any passenger or crew.

Flight SQ368 from Singapore to Milan was two hours into its journey when a pilot noticed engine problems and turned back the plane, reports say.

The Boeing 777 jet, which was carrying 222 passengers and 19 crew, made an emergency landing at Changi at about 6:50 am local time.

The plane’s right engine caught fire after the jet touched down.

Emergency services put out the fire and there were no injuries to any of those on board, Channel News Asia reported.

Singapore Airlines said in a statement that “passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus.”

The carrier said it will cooperate fully with authorities as they conduct an investigation into the incident.

The twin-aisle Boeing 777-300ER jet has two engines.

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