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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

Singapore - The aircraft's right engine caught fire after Flight SQ368 touched down more than four hours after takeoff.

By Agencies

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Published: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 9:21 AM

Last updated: Mon 27 Jun 2016, 11:49 AM

Singapore Airlines said Monday that there were no injuries when a jetliner caught fire after the plane returned to Changi Airport because of an engine warning.
An airline statement said the Boeing 777-300ER was on its way to Milan when it turned back "following an engine oil warning message."

It said the aircraft's right engine caught fire after Flight SQ368 touched down more than four hours after takeoff.


"The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board," it said.
The airline says the passengers were transferred to another aircraft that was to depart for Milan later Monday.
"Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus."
But one passenger posted a harrowing account and a video of the engine fire on Facebook.
"I just escaped death!!!!" Facebook user Lee Bee Yee said in a post.
"Our Singapore Airline plane was leaking oil 3 hours flying off and the plane had to turned back. After reaching Changi Airport, as the plane was landing, the engine burst into flames!!!! Huge fire was burning!" Lee wrote.
"It was a heart wrenching 5 mins! Waiting for the fire engine and fire fighters to put out the fire! They shot foam and water into the fire and eventually it was put out! We were so close to death!!" Lee added.
"I thank God I am alive! I going home to hug my kids."


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