Cathay Pacific aircraft forced to make emergency landing in Singapore

Cathay Pacific aircraft forced to make emergency landing in Singapore

A Cathay Pacific aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore due to an engine fire shortly after take off.

Passengers and crew aboard the Airbus A330-300 were unhurt but the airport had to close a runway for more than an hour due to the incident.

The aircraft had just taken off bound for Jakarta in Indonesia but turned around after engine trouble and landed.

Cathay Pacific said the aircraft, which had 136 passengers on board, landed back in Singapore "without incident".

It said the crew shut down the engine after receiving a "stall warning".

An airport statement said: “Due to an engine-related issue, the aircraft turned back to Changi Airport and landed safely at 0157 hours.

“Upon the landing of the aircraft, Changi Airport's airport emergency service responded immediately with six fire vehicles and extinguished a fire in one of the engines.”

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