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ITman 27th Jun 2016 02:26

SQ-368 (engine & wing on fire) final report out
 
SIA flight catches fire while making emergency landing in Singapore - Channel NewsAsia

dflyer 27th Jun 2016 02:36

Strange that they didn't evacuate ?

log0008 27th Jun 2016 02:53

another 777 engine fire - becoming a bit to common for my liking

EternalNY1 27th Jun 2016 02:55

Wow ...
 
Absolutely incredible no one was hurt! :eek:

http://i.imgur.com/oclAv7O.png

hotnhigh 27th Jun 2016 03:18

No evacuation alright. Surprised there wasn't a riot from the punters sitting there watching it burn.

CodyBlade 27th Jun 2016 03:29

3 hrs into flight?

This means 3 hrs back to Changi?

Stuart Midgley 27th Jun 2016 03:33

There's video of people quietly filming the billowing flames outside their window for minutes. :-o

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

cappt 27th Jun 2016 03:37

Incredible, that could have ended very badly.

Machinbird 27th Jun 2016 03:46

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.

mrdeux 27th Jun 2016 03:49

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?

B737SFP 27th Jun 2016 03:49

Seriously, isn't that amount of flames a very good reason to evacuate?

mrdeux 27th Jun 2016 03:56

I think I'd have ordered the evacuation...and then taken my own 'selfie'.

joelnthailand 27th Jun 2016 03:57

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.

RodH 27th Jun 2016 03:59

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 !!!

The Green Goblin 27th Jun 2016 04:00

I expected a little better from SIA. The decision to evacuate would have been immediate after seeing that....

airtags 27th Jun 2016 04:01


Originally Posted by B737SFP (Post 9421446)
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.

jrmyl 27th Jun 2016 04:02

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!!!!:mad:

joelnthailand 27th Jun 2016 04:05


Originally Posted by jrmyl (Post 9421454)
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!!!!:mad:

Of course.

Willit Run 27th Jun 2016 04:07

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.

Absolutely 27th Jun 2016 04:08

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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