Burning Jet Lands in Singapore

Cathay Pacific flight returns when engine bursts into flames
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 16, 2011 1:42 AM CDT
Firefighters hose down burst tires in another Cathay Pacific jet that experienced problems at Hong Kong airport last year.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A Cathay Pacific flight managed a safe emergency landing in Singapore today after one of its engines burst into flames. No one was injured. The Airbus A330-300 took off from Singapore for a flight to Jakarta, but quickly turned around when the problem developed. Firefighters extinguished the flames and normal operations resumed on the runway. Officials of Hong Kong's largest airline offered no other details, reports AP.

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