SIA flight to Shanghai had temporary loss of power in both engines but plane landed safely

Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight bound for Shanghai on Saturday had a bit of a scare when both engines experienced a temporary loss of power amid bad weather. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight bound for Shanghai on Saturday had a bit of a scare when both engines experienced a temporary loss of power amid bad weather. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight bound for Shanghai on Saturday had a bit of a scare when both engines experienced a temporary loss of power amid bad weather.

The incident occurred at 39,000 ft about 3.5 hours after Flight SQ836, operated by an Airbus A330-300, left Changi Airport.

"Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines" said the airline's spokesman.

The flight with 182 passengers and 12 crew on board continued to Shanghai and touched down safely at 10.56pm local time, he added.

The engines were thoroughly inspected and tested upon arrival in Shanghai with no anomalies detected.

SIA is reviewing the incident with engine maker, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

The Air Accident Investigation Bureau of Singapore (AAIB) in a statement on Wednesday said that it was informed of the incident. It added that since the incident was in international waters, it will be the authority investigating this incident.

It added that it is in the midst of gathering information and flight data from the operator.