Go Back   SQTalk > Singapore Airlines > All About SQ Subsidiary Airlines

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28th November 2016, 08:29 PM   #1
SQTalk Life Solitaire PPS
CarbonMan's Avatar
Join Date: 27-Jul-2011
Location: Singapore mostly
Posts: 2,653
Default Sparks seen on TZ001 starboard engine


SINGAPORE - Sparks were seen flying from one of the engines of a Scoot passenger plane returning to Singapore from Sydney on Saturday (Nov 26).

According to Shin Min Daily News, passengers on flight TZ001 first heard a loud sound from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before they noticed sparks from the engine on the plane's right wing.

A passenger's friend described the incident in a post on social media with an accompanying video.

In response to media queries, Scoot told The Straits Times on Monday (Nov 28) that the incident took place during the plane's descent to Singapore. This "necessitated a shut-down of the right engine".

Its flight crew then contacted the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre and requested fire services to be on stand-by upon landing.

Scoot said that the aircraft landed as scheduled and fire services subsequently confirmed that there was no engine fire.

Its spokesman said: "The cause of the incident is currently under investigation. Safety is of utmost importance to Scoot and we will spare no effort to ensure the well-being of our guests."
CarbonMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2016, 04:38 PM   #2
SQTalk Elite Gold
Join Date: 07-Dec-2006
Location: SIN
Programs: TPP, UA 1K
Posts: 168

Sounds exactly like a compressor stall.

Not totally unusual, and often necessitates shutting the engine down for precautionary reasons.

UA837 SFO-NRT (B744) suffered a compressor stall on departure yesterday and had to shut down the engine and return to SFO. Same description, too: loud bang followed by sparks.
crazycrab955 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Techadmin: Luke | Hosting: www.lomag.net