Singapore

All safe after SQ plane catches fire

All the passengers and crew members on Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ368 are safe.

The plane, which had departed for Milan from Changi Airport at 2.05am on June 27, was forced to turn back after about two hours.

One passenger, Ms Lee Bee Yee, told The Straits Times that the pilot had informed passengers of a fuel leak.

 

 

 

 

The aircraft's right engine caught fire after it touched down at Changi Airport at around 6.50am, said a SIA spokesman. 

The fire was put out by airport emergency services.

All 222 passengers and 19 crew on board were evacuated and then transported to the terminal building by bus.

According to the SIA staff on the ground, most of the passengers on board the flight have already been transferred to another flight which is scheduled to depart at 10am today.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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