Singapore Airlines flight caught fire during emergency landing

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

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.

According to Mamta Jain, whose husband was onboard the flight, the plane’s engine “exploded and the right wing was burning” while it was landing.

“The pilot announced during the flight there was a problem with one of the engines that they would turn back. When they landed he said engine was on fire, he could see flames. They were all inside the plane and they could see the right wing burning,” Jain was quoted as saying.

The plane landed in Singapore at about 7am and the fire was extinguished.