Air China Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Singapore, All Safe

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AFP

Singapore: An Air China flight from Chengdu made an emergency landing in Singapore on Sunday after its left engine caught fire, but all the people on board are safe, authorities said.

Flight CA403 "encountered smoke in the forward cargo hold and lavatory" while on its way to the city-state, Changi Airport said in a statement on Facebook.

The plane landed on runway 3 at around 4:15 pm (0815 GMT) and "all passengers and crew have evacuated safely," according to the statement, which did not say how many people were on board.

"The fire in the left engine has been put out," it added.

Air China and airport operator Changi Airport Group were providing assistance to the passengers and crew.

The runway will be temporarily closed and flight operations could be affected, the airport operator said.

Air China did not immediately respond to an AFP query.


The Peninsula

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