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Singapore Airlines flight catches fire after emergency landing at Changi

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330 plane approaches Singapore's Changi Airport January 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330 plane approaches Singapore's Changi Airport January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore City: Singapore Airlines Flight SQ368, carrying 241 people, caught fire as it made an emergency landing at Changi Airport.

The flight flying from Changi to Milan returned to Singapore two hours into its journey out after reporting an engine problem, reports the Guardian.

While the passengers clapped as the jet made what appeared to be a smooth emergency landing, reports say that seconds later, the right engine and wing were ablaze, with flames engulfing the right side of the jet.

Singapore Airlines in a series of tweets narrated the event and confirmed that no one was injured.

“Flt SQ368, a B7300ER opting SIN-MXP returned to Singapore on 27Jun due to an engine oil warning message. The aircraft right engine caught fire after it touched down at ard 6.50 a.m.. The fire was put out by airport emergency services and no injuries to the 222 pax + 19 crew on board,” Singapore Airlines tweeted.

It added, “Pax disembarked safely and will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for MXP later today. SQ is working with authorities.”

Singapore Airlines has only had one accident resulting in fatalities in 2000.

A flight from Singapore to Los Angeles crashed into construction equipment after attempting to take off on the wrong runway during a typhoon, killing 83 of the 179 people on board.(ANI)

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