SIA flight from Dhaka forced to land in Myanmar after engine failure

SQ Flight 449 was set to arrive in Singapore at about 7pm on Feb 7, 2018.
SQ Flight 449 was set to arrive in Singapore at about 7pm on Feb 7, 2018.PHOTO: ST READER
SIA said that a replacement aircraft will be deployed to Mandalay to transport the passengers and crew while ground engineers address the technical issue.
SIA said that a replacement aircraft will be deployed to Mandalay to transport the passengers and crew while ground engineers address the technical issue.PHOTOS: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was forced to land in Myanmar because of an engine failure.

The 190 passengers on board SQ Flight 449 - an Airbus 330 jet - which was scheduled to arrive in Singapore at about 7pm on Wednesday (Feb 7) are now in Mandalay.

Confirming the incident, SIA told The Straits Times: "As engineers on ground require time to address the technical issue, a replacement aircraft will be deployed to Mandalay to transport passengers and crew to Singapore."

The rescue flight is expected to arrive at Changi Airport at 6.05am on Thursday, about 11 hours behind schedule.