Singapore Airlines flight caught fire during emergency landing

Changi Airport

A plane caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport on Monday morning.

The SIA Flight SQ368 departed from Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05 am today. About two hours into the flight, the pilot announced about the problem in the engine which led the flight to turn back to Singapore, Channel News Asia reported.

According to Mamta Jain, whose husband was on board the flight, the plane’s engine “exploded and the right wing was burning” while it was landing.

“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,” Jain was quoted as saying.

The plane landed in Singapore at about 7am and the fire was extinguished.

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