Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Engine Catches Fire After Landing at Changi Airport, Singapore

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ368 caught fire after touching down at Changi Airport. (Video: Lee Bee Yee)

A check oil warning light caused pilots to turn back to Changi Airport. When the plane landed, a fire started in the aircraft’s right wing.

Singapore Airlines reported Monday the Boeing 777-300ER, flight SQ368, departed Changi Airport for Milan on Monday when it turned back “following an engine oil warning message.”

The airline stated the aircraft’s right engine caught fire after Flight SQ368 touched down more than four hours after take-off.

Passenger Lee Bee Yee, who was on board the flight with her husband, was interviewed by Channel NewsAsia and said there was a strong smell of fuel on the plane.

The fire was extinguished by airport emergency services and no injuries were reported among the 222 passengers and 19 crew members on board,” according to Singapore Airlines.

Passengers were transferred to another aircraft for departure to Milan later on Monday.




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