Singapore Airlines A333 loses power in both engines over Hong KongDetails Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:30
Singapore Airlines A333 loses power in both engines over Hong KongA Singapore Airlines aircraft bound for Shanghai dropped 13,000 feet after losing power to both engines just outside of Hong Kong last Saturday, it has emerged.
The airline said it is probing the incident aboard flight SQ836, carrying 194 passengers and crew, with aircraft maker Airbus and its engine maker Rolls-Royce.
A spokesman stressed post-flight checks of the A330 plane in Shanghai revealed “no anomalies”.
The drama unfolded around three-and-a-half hours after the flight took off from Singapore when, over a period of 30 minutes, the plane experienced a rapid descent from around 39,000 feet as the first, then second engine failed. Pilots managed to skilfully regain full control of the plane at 26,000 feet as both Rolls Royce engines regained power.
The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56pm.