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June 27, 2016

Let's start this off by happily sharing that no one was harmed when an engine caught fire as a Singapore Airlines airplane made an emergency landing earlier today. Flight SQ368 was headed for Milan, but was forced to turn back around hours into its journey after an engine oil warning. The Boeing 777-300ER made it all the way to the Changi Airport runway before the airplane's right wing burst into flames, much to the passengers' surprise.

Singapore Airlines released a statement sharing that "The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board." All passengers were directed back into the airport and all expect to depart on a different flight later today. A number of passengers recorded the scene from inside the airplane. Check it out:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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