SINGAPORE, 27th June, 2016 (WAM) — A Singapore Airlines, SIA, flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday morning while making an emergency landing in Singapore, but all passengers on board escaped unharmed.
According to Singapore’s English language Asian cable television news agency and news channel, Channel NewsAsia, Flight SQ368 departed Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05 a.m. on Monday. The flight was forced to turn back to Singapore after an engine oil warning message, SIA said in a statement.
The plane’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down at the airport at around 6.50 a.m., SIA said. Firefighters put out the fire and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.
Changi Airport also issued a statement saying that the fire was extinguished “within minutes” by the Airport Emergency Service team, which was already on standby.