A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. Channel News Asia reports that the flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan was two hours into its journey when it reported engine problems and turned back towards Singapore.
Mamta Jain, whose husband was onboard the flight, said the plane’s engine “exploded and the right wing was burning” while it was landing.
The Guardian UK quoted her as saying:
“The pilot announced during the flight there was a problem with one of the engines that they would turn back. When they landed he said engine was on fire, he could see flames. They were all inside the plane and they could see the right wing burning”
airplane caught on fire at changi airport runway?. pic.twitter.com/JJpx4KVV1Z
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An eyewitness, Dilah tweeted:
thank god the pilots turned around.. cant imagine if they continued the journey with oil leaking on air with all those passengers on board