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Airline fire at Changi Airport, all passengers safe

A Singapore Airlines right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down about 6:50 am (8:50 am AEST) on the 27th June. It appears the engine caught fire upon landing at Changi Airport.

The airport fire service put out the fire 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.

The Milan-bound plane turned back to Singapore about two hours into the flight after the pilot announced there was an engine problem.

Social media images and videos showed the 10-year-old aircraft’s right wing on fire as it stood on the runway after landing, and fire engines racing to it.

The aircraft’s pilots “followed the right procedures” by turning back once the problem was detected, dumping fuel on the way and landing safely, one expert said.

Dramatic video from on board a Singapore Airlines flight to Milan shows the moment the plane’s wing caught fire.

For more information, go to www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/27/passenger-films-blaze-on-board-singapore-airlines-after-plane-ma/

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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor