All passengers have been safely evacuated from a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER jetliner, after the right engine on the wide-body twin-aisle aircraft caught fire following an emergency landing at Singapore’s Changi International Airport.
Singapore Airlines Flight SQ368 departed Changi, at approximately 02:25 hours on Monday morning (27 June) and was on a scheduled flight to Milan, Italy.
According to airline sources, “The aircraft right engine caught fire after it touched down at around 6.50am. The fire was put out by airport emergency services & no injuries to the 222 pax + 19 crew on board.”
The pilot decided not to continue with the flight after an engine oil warning message was displayed in the cockpit. Media reports of the incident have shown the right engine ablaze and substantial damage to the aircraft wing section.
The fire was put out by Changi Airport emergency fire services with flame retardent foam.
Singapore Airlines has 27 Boeing 777-300ERs in its fleet and the aircraft are powered by two General Electric GE90-115B engines each.
The passengers will be transferred to another Singapore Airlines Flight to continue their journey to Milan later today.
Changi Airport authorities, have announced that the cleaning and inspection of Runway 2 was completed a few hours ago and the runway is now operational.
The affected aircraft has been towed into a hangar for inspection.