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Singapore Airlines Airbus Dropped 13,000 Feet In Mid-Air Because…

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Bad weather has chilling consequences.

On Saturday, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ836 suddenly dropped 13,000 feet after both engines failed in mid-air while en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The airline is launching an investigation to understand the cause of the incident.

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Airbus A330-300 lost power 3.5 hours into the 5 hours flight, it carried 182 passengers and 12 crew members. The aircraft was able to restore power on both Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines after an unexpected landing as pilots followed operational protocol.

According to Yahoo Travel, Singapore Airlines said:

Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines. The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56 p.m. local time.

The airline also explained that no anomalies were detected during inspection of either engines when the plane arrived in Shanghai. An investigation upon the Airbus and the Rolls-Royce will continue.

FlightRadar24.com’s data shows that the aircraft ran into trouble approximately 162 miles from Hong kong, at 39,000 feet over South China Sea. It suddenly plunged 26,000 feet before power came back and the plane reascended to 31,200 feet before safely landing in Shanghai one hour and 40 minutes later. After a two-hour delay, the plane returned to Singapore.

A pilot explained to Reuters that it’s unusual for a plane to lose power in both engines but crew members are trained to handle these situations by following a check-list and restart the engines, which seems to be what the pilots did in this case.

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The Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) of Singapore is currently leading the investigation to gather flight data from the operator.

Last week, an internal test in Spain resulted in a plane crash with four people dead. Airbus released a warning regarding a technical bug occurred in A400M military planes’ engines.

Typically known as the airline with the best service in Asia, Singapore Airlines is also Asia’s third largest carrier with 30 Airbus A330-300s and four more in order.

Source: Yahoo Travel. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

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