This Plane Made An Emergency Landing — Minutes Later, It Burst Into Flames

A Singapore Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Singapore Changi Airport on the morning of 27 June 2016 and her right wing and jet was on fire. Plenty of black smoke and looked very scary. Thankfully the Changi Airport Fire service swung into immediate action and put out the fire within a very short time. No injuries, but it certainly looked like a very close call.


Singapore Airlines Caught Fire During Emergency Landin

More information from various press sources. This Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER jet (serial number 9V-SWB, a 9 year old plane) was bound for Milan and turned back to Singapore after about 2 hours, due to a fuel leak. The flight number was SQ 368. The plane caught fire after the aircraft touched down at around 6:50am. There were reportedly 19 crew and 222 passengers on board. After the fire was put out, the passengers disembarked through stairs and were brought to the terminal by bus.

Flight SQ368, which departed at 02:05 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), was two hours into the flight when the pilot announced there was an engine problem. The plane turned back and landed before the right engine of the Boeing 777 burst into flames. All 222 passengers and 19 crew on board were safely evacuated.

“The pilot came on the intercom and said that there was an oil leak in one of the engines and that they were going to turn and go back to Singapore.”

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