Monday, 16 May 2011

Airbus A330 forced into emergency landing at Singapore

Cathay Pacific flight CX715 was forced to land at Singapore Changi Airport today after one of its engines caught fire. The flight was en-route to Jakarta at 1:12am on Monday but was soon forced to turn around after engine problems and landed at 1:57am.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters on the runway and normal operations resumed at the airport around one hour later.

It is the second time in sixth months that an Airbus plane has been forced to land at Singapore airport. The first problem occured on a Qantas A380 flight turned around shortly after takeoff on 4 November when one of its Rolls Royce engines disintegrated.

It is not yet known if a Rolls Royce engine was used on this flight and thankfully no one was injured.

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