How scary! The wing of a Singapore Airlines plane caught fire after the plane made an emergency landing at Changi Airport on June 27. See the terrifying fire footage right here!
A Boeing 777-300 ER burst into flames while it was on its way to Milan on June 27, making for a scary scene on the Changi Airport runway in Singapore. The plane’s right engine caught fire, setting the entire right wing ablaze. Fortunately the fire was quickly tamed and no one was injured, but it’s still a pretty horrific sight!
More than four hours after takeoff, Flight SQ368 turned back around and touched down at Changi Airport “following an engine oil warning message,” according to an airline statement. The flames started once the plane made its emergency landing (phew!), allowing airport emergency services to efficiently put out the flames — but not before the raging fire was caught on camera!
To make the blaze even more scary, there were 222 passengers and 19 crew on board the plane as the right wing burned. Luckily the quick response to the warning message and resulting fire meant that all 241 people were unharmed! Watch the fire below:
— ABC News (@ABC) June 27, 2016
“We were so close to death!! I am still in the plane with all passengers. But I think we are safe for now…” passenger Lee Bee Yee posted on Facebook along with a video recorded on a cell phone. In order to avoid another fire, the passengers were transferred to another plane that was set to hear to Milan later in the day. We can imagine that all 241 people will be a little shaken up upon departing to Milan once more, but hopefully nothing more goes wrong!
HollywoodLifers, what would you do if you were on a plane that caught fire?