Monday, 27 June 2016

SIA plane catches fire after making emergency landing


‘I just escaped death!’
Flames engulf the right wing of a Singapore Airlines plane, on the tarmac of Singapore’s Changi Airport. (Lee Bee Yee/AFP/Getty images)

Lee Bee Yee was sleeping on her flight from Singapore to Milan early Monday morning when the flight crew informed her and the more than 200 people on board that their flight would be turning back to the airport.

They’d been in the air for two hours, she told Channel NewsAsia, and the plane smelled strongly of fuel. The pilot said the right side engine was leaking oil, she told the TV station, which meant that they’d have to proceed without it. But that would make the whole plane vibrate, unfavorable conditions for the flight to Milan.

She and her husband didn’t think much of it, she told Channel NewsAsia.


Woman Writes Terrifying Facebook Post From Inside Burning Airplane
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Traveler Yee Bee Lee, 43, said she “escaped death” after a Singapore Airlines flight from Changi Airport began leaking oil on Monday.

The plane turned back, but as soon as they landed a wing burst into flames.

The passenger documented the terrifying scenes on Facebook. Lee wrote:
  • I just escaped death!!!!
  • Our Singapore Airline plane was leaking oil three 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! See video!
  • It was a heart-wrenching five mins! Waiting for the fire engine and firefighters 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!! I am still in the plane with all passengers. But I think we are safe for now….they will be evacuating us soon.
  • I thank God I am alive! I going home to hug my kids…. Europe Sale has to wait for a while. Sorry everyone!
  • Bee Yee (shocked..)


Boeing 777 passengers tell of their terror as chilling new pic shows engine on FIRE as it makes emergency landing
Terror in the skies: A shocking picture taken by a passenger on board the Singapore Airlines flight captures the moment the engine explodes mid-air as it came into land at Changi Airport

One woman claimed the Singapore Airlines jet was leaking oil for three hours before being forced to turn back.

Passengers have spoken of their terror after their Boeing 777 burst into flames as it made an emergency landing.

Shocking pictures and footage capture the moment the engine exploded just as the Singapore Airlines jet touched down.


Watch: Singapore Airlines flight catches fire during emergency landing

The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down about 6:50 am (8:50 am AEST).

According to Channel News Asia, two hours had passed and shocked passengers heard the pilot make an announcement that the plane was to return to Singapore, because of a problem detected in the engine. The plane’s control had presumably been flashing an engine oil warning message.

There were 19 crew members and 222 passengers on board the flight, when the pilot announced that they would be making an “emergency landing at Changi airport.”


SIA plane catches fire after making emergency landing
Right wing of SQ368 on fire after emergency landing. Photo: Lee Bee Yee

A SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) flight enroute to Milan from Singapore this morning caught fire after being forced to make an emergency return to Changi Airport. All passengers are unharmed.

According to a statement by SIA, flight SQ368 took off at around 02.05am but had to turn back after pilots detected an engine warning. The Boeing 777-300ER safely landed at about 06.50am but its right wing went ablaze shortly after with all 222 passengers and 19 crew still onboard.

Airport emergency services were activated and put out the flames caused by a fuel leak. Passengers then disembarked via stairs with no one injured. SIA said that passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan on the same day.

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Singapore Airlines jet catches fire during emergency landing
Fire burns on the right wing of a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER aircraft originally bound for Milan in this still image taken from handout video, at Changi Airport in Singapore June 27, 2016

More than 240 people on board a Singapore Airlines flight on Monday had a narrow escape as their jet caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport here after it turned back en route to Milan but they were safely evacuated.

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Flight SQ368 departed from Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05am Monday but about two hours into the flight, the pilot announced that there was a problem in the engine and the flight had to turn back to Singapore.

The SIA said in a statement that flight SQ368 was en route from Singapore to Milan when an "engine oil warning message" forced it to turn back.

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The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board

A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire Monday while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport after turning back from a flight to Milan following an engine oil warning message, the carrier said.

No one was injured aboard the Boeing 777-300ER, but one passenger described those moments as a "so-close to death" experience.

SIA said in a statement Flight SQ368 was en route from Singapore to Milan when an engine oil warning message forced it to turn back to the city-state.

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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing
Firefighters took about five to 10 minutes to extinguish the flames on the plane

A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan caught fire shortly after making an emergency landing.

Flight SQ368, which departed at 02:05 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), was two hours into the flight when the pilot announced there was an engine problem.

The plane turned back and landed before the right engine of the Boeing 777 burst into flames.

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