A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER operating flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan caught fire a few hours ago. The plane turned back to Changi two hours into the flight. An engine fault is to blame.
SINGAPORE, June 27 (Reuters) - ‘A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday after returning to Singapore’s Changi airport following an engine oil warning message but all passengers were safe,’ the airline and airport officials said.
‘The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down at Changi airport at around 6:50 am (2250 GMT). Emergency services put out the fire and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board. Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus. Passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan later today,’ a SIA statement said.
‘The SIA flight, SQ368, departed at 2:05 am, but about two hours into the flight the pilot announced there was an engine problem and the flight would return to Singapore,’ Channel News Asia reported.