Firefighters try to put out a fire on the starboard engine of a Cathay Pacific plane after it made an emergency landing.

Cathay Pacific plane makes emergency landing after engine catches fire

A Cathay Pacific Airbus 330 made an emergency landing soon after leaving Singapore after one of its engines caught fire.

Cathay Pacific Airways said the aircraft, bound for Jakarta with 136 passengers on board, landed back in Singapore “without incident” just before 2am. It said the crew shut down the engine after receiving a “stall warning”.

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific said it and engine maker Rolls Royce were investigating the incident.

The plane was powered by Rolls-Royce’s Trent 700 engines, which are specifically designed for Airbus’ A330 family and captured the lion’s share of that market in the past three years.

A blow-out in a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine forced a Qantas Airbus A380 to make an emergency landing in Singapore last November and prompted the temporary grounding of the Australian carrier’s A380 fleet.

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