Plane catches fire while landing

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SINGAPORE: 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.

“The aircraft’s right en­gine caught fire after the aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at around 6:50am,” it said.

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

“Passengers disembarked through stairs and were trans­ported to the terminal build­ing by bus.”

 

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