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Old 27th Jun 2016, 01:26   #1 (permalink)
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SQ-368 (engine & wing on fire) final report out

SIA flight catches fire while making emergency landing in Singapore - Channel NewsAsia
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 01:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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Strange that they didn't evacuate ?
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 01:53   #3 (permalink)
 
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another 777 engine fire - becoming a bit to common for my liking
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 01:55   #4 (permalink)
 
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Wow ...

Absolutely incredible no one was hurt!

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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:18   #5 (permalink)
 
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No evacuation alright. Surprised there wasn't a riot from the punters sitting there watching it burn.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:29   #6 (permalink)
 
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3 hrs into flight?

This means 3 hrs back to Changi?
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:33   #7 (permalink)
 
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There's video of people quietly filming the billowing flames outside their window for minutes. :-o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FlXCwmtPSw

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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:37   #8 (permalink)
 
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Incredible, that could have ended very badly.

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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:46   #9 (permalink)
 
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Must have been much more than an oil leak. They were smelling fuel in the cabin.
It appears that the starboard wing was burning along its entire span because it had been fuel soaked up the leading and trailing edges. If it had lit off inflight, I shudder to think of what would have happened.

A very serious incident/accident that could have been much worse.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:49   #10 (permalink)
 
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I don't understand the mechanism of the leading and trailing edges burning. How much of the 777 wing is 'wet'?

Can you see much of the wing from the cockpit, either directly or via camera?
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:49   #11 (permalink)
 
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Seriously, isn't that amount of flames a very good reason to evacuate?
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:56   #12 (permalink)
 
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I think I'd have ordered the evacuation...and then taken my own 'selfie'.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:57   #13 (permalink)
 
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Of course

Of course they should have evacuated. On the left hand side. SIA pilots have zero capability when it comes to thinking outside the box.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 02:59   #14 (permalink)
 
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Slow RFF service.

According to one passengers report it took 5 minutes for RFF to arrive.
If that's correct that's a pretty poor response time !!!
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 03:00   #15 (permalink)
 
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I expected a little better from SIA. The decision to evacuate would have been immediate after seeing that....
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 03:01   #16 (permalink)
 
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Seriously, isn't that amount of flames a very good reason to evacuate?
Hard call to make - given response vehicles already on scene & likelihood for serious pax injuries via evac command is almost a g'teed - also likely that evac command would see RH doors opened exposing cabin. Will wait for the remainder of the facts to emerge before passing judgement, but based on the pax's video & news grabs it certainly seems the Capt did an excellent job in keeping the calm.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 03:02   #17 (permalink)
 
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This is crap. They should have evacuated. I would have ordered an evacuation in that situation. ANY time you have fire you evacuate. Especially on the wing like that one. They are EXTREMELY lucky that no one was injured or killed. Stupid decision by the crew. And before anyone say "Let's wait to see why they did what they did", I say you are not a pilot. Fire was clearly visible. EVACUATE!!!!
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This is crap. They should have evacuated. I would have ordered an evacuation in that situation. ANY time you have fire you evacuate. Especially on the wing like that one. They are EXTREMELY lucky that no one was injured or killed. Stupid decision by the crew. And before anyone say "Let's wait to see why they did what they did", I say you are not a pilot. Fire was clearly visible. EVACUATE!!!!
Of course.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 03:07   #19 (permalink)
 
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The time lapse from the back to the front in communication terms with total commotion and mucho screaming; I'm not surprised it took that long. I don't know what SIA's procedures are but, it seemed to have worked. It may well have been sheer luck but..... I'm sure a lot will be learned from this.
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Old 27th Jun 2016, 03:08   #20 (permalink)
 
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Unbelievable. Totally unacceptable they did not evacuate. There has been huge loss of life from similar situations in the past. If that fire and smoke penetrated the cabin there would have been casualties.
Very lucky passengers.
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