An investigation was launched after the Cathay Pacific jetliner carrying 136 people made an emergency landing in Singapore on Monday.
The Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 taking off for Jakarta faced problem when one of its engines apparently caught fire, Reuters reported.
The plane safely landed in Singapore before 2 a.m. without any injuries to the passengers.
After receiving a “stall warning” the crew immediately shut down the engine, Cathay Pacific Airways.
The Hong Kong-based airline and the engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) were investigating the incident, Reuters reported.
“Twenty minutes after the takeoff there were two sharp bangs,” said Beawiharta, Reuter’s photographer who was in the same plane with his wife, two sons and a daughter. The plane began shaking violently, the lights went out and we could smell something burning, he added.
Rolls-Royce and European plane maker Airbus both said that they would support the investigation.