Video: Singapore Airlines plane catches fire during emergency landing

Jun 27, 2016, 11:07 IST | mid-day online correspondent

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight en route to Milan today caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. 

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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.

The SIA said in a statement that flight SQ368 was en route from Singapore to Milan when an "engine oil warning message" forced it to turn back.

"The aircraft's right engine caught fire after the aircraft touched down at Changi Airport at around 6:50 AM," the statement 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," it said.

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