An Air China flight arriving in Singapore had an engine fire that caused smoke to enter the cabin, injuring nine people and forcing an evacuation.
About 4:15 p.m., the Airbus A320, carrying 146 passengers and nine crew members, made an emergency landing.
Changi Airport posted a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday.
The Sichuan province of China’s Chengdu city served as the origin of the flight.
According to the statement, nine people suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation-related injuries while being evacuated.
Following reports of smoke in the forward cargo hold and a bathroom, the pilot declared an emergency.
According to a passenger who spoke to Chinese media, the lights in the cabin were obscured by smoke, and flight attendants advised passengers to maintain their composure and keep seated.
After the plane touched down, the left engine’s fire was put out, according to Chinese media.
According to a preliminary examination, the engine’s technical failure was to blame, Air China stated in a statement early on Monday. The inquiry was still ongoing.
Following a string of fatal crashes in the 1990s and early 2000s as the airline sector grew, China has significantly improved air safety.
The 132 people on board a China Eastern Airlines airplane that crashed into a mountainside in March 2022 were a rare exception.