Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER forced to return and emergency landing, engine fire followed

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There was a strong smell of fuel on the plane. The plane touched down safely at Changi Airport but shortly after the landing the plane’s right wing caught fire. “The blaze was quite fierce and we waited for around two to three minutes before the fire engines arrived,” a passenger remembered. After the airport emergency  responded and took action the fire was extinguished in five minutes. Landings and take-offs continued on the other runway. Arrangements had been made for light refreshments while passengers were waiting for their flight. Three passengers opted not to board the alternative flight, an SIA spokesperson said.  The runway on which the aircraft landed was then closed for about five hours. “Incident is being investigated, as to the cause and whether any of our procedures can be improved further. Fortunately, all crew and passengers are safe,” Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in a Facebook post.

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