Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300 caught fire during an emergency landing

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777

Boeing 777-300 of Singapore Airlines caught fire during an emergency landing at Singapore’s airport Changi. The airplane with 222 passengers and 19 crew on board, was on flight to Milan, Italy, when over the Andaman Sea and three hours after takeoff, one of the passengers complained of the smell of fuel in the salon. The pilots found leak of fuel in the right engine and the captain decided to return plane in Singapore. The Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 successfully landed at runway 20C on Changi Airport, but during taxing the right wins was covered by flames. The firefighters successfully extinguished the fire and all the passengers were kept on board while firefighters doused the flames. Later the passengers were evacuated from the airplane via stairs.

None of the crew and passengers were reported with injuries and the plane suffered damages only at the wing. The local authorities and safety agency started investigation for the root cause of the fire.

The airplane Boeing 777-300 with registration 9V-SWB was performing flight SQ-368 from Singapore to Milan, Italy. Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners. It is the world’s largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,500 nautical miles. The overall length of the airplane is 73.90 m and the wingspan is 60.90 m. The airplane Boeing 777-300 is equipped with two engines 92,000/93,700 lbf GE90-92B/-94B.

Video from the Singapore Airlines’ burning airplane Boeing 777-300:

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