Scoot investigating sparks from Boeing 787 engine

SINGAPORE: Low-cost carrier Scoot is investigating after sparks were seen coming from the engine of one of its planes on Saturday (Nov 26).

A user on social network Sina Weibo uploaded a video of the incident on Saturday evening and said that a friend, who was on board flight TZ001 travelling from Sydney to Singapore, had sent him the footage. He said a loud bang was heard about 30 to 40 minutes before the plane landed and the engine on the right side of the plane started emitting sparks.

The video, which has been shared about 780 times as of Monday night, has also been reposted on YouTube.

In a statement on Monday evening, Scoot said the plane, which was carrying 338 passengers, encountered “an incident during the descent into Singapore which necessitated a shut-down of the right engine”.

“Our flight crew exercised due diligence and immediately contacted Singapore’s Air Traffic Control while requesting for fire services to be on standby on landing. The aircraft landed as scheduled without incident and fire services subsequently confirmed that there was no engine fire,” a spokesperson for the airline said, adding that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

“Safety is of utmost importance to Scoot and we will spare no effort to ensure the well-being of our guests,” Scoot added.

Reported by Channel NewsAsia on 28 November 2016.