A Singapore Airlines Plane Went Up In Flames, And This Woman Documented It
Even frequent fliers are sure to get heebie-jeebies from this story.
Traveler Yee Bee Lee, 43, said she "escaped death" after a Singapore Airlines flight from Changi Airport began leaking oil on Monday.
The plane turned back, but as soon as they landed a wing burst into flames.
The passenger documented the terrifying scenes on Facebook.
I just escaped death!!!! Our Singapore Airline plane was leaking oil three hours flying off and the plane had to turned back. After reaching Changi Airport, as the plane was landing, the engine burst into flames!!!! Huge fire was burning! See video! It was a heart-wrenching five mins! Waiting for the fire engine and firefighters to put out the fire! They shot foam and water into the fire and eventually it was put out! We were so close to death!! I am still in the plane with all passengers. But I think we are safe for now....they will be evacuating us soon. I thank God I am alive! I going home to hug my kids.... Europe Sale has to wait for a while. Sorry everyone! Bee Yee (shocked..)
A Singapore Airlines spokesperson said the Milan-bound plane was forced to turn back after pilots received an "engine oil warning message."
Part of a statement read,
Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus. Passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan later today.
No one was injured in the blaze.