An investigation has been launched after a Cathay Pacific jetliner made an emergency landing in Singapore with an engine problem on Monday. Terrified passengers prayed together as their aircraft, one of its engines apparently on fire, made its way back to safety, a Reuters witness said.
Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) said the Airbus (EAD.PA) A330, bound for Jakarta with 136 passengers on board, landed back in Singapore “without incident” just before 2 a.m. It said the crew shut down the engine after receiving a “stall warning”. The Hong Kong-based airline said that it and engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) were investigating the incident.
Rolls-Royce and European planemaker Airbus (EAD.PA) both said they would support the investigation, which comes six months after a far more dramatic Rolls-Royce engine blowout forced a Qantas (QAN.AX) A380 to turn back to Singapore. Reuters photographer Beawiharta was aboard the Cathay Pacific plane with his wife, two sons and daughter.