Singapore Airlines flight SQ836 had reportedly experienced temporary loss of power to both of the plane's engines when flying near Hong Kong on the evening of May 23, 2015, reports The Aviation Herald.
The Singapore's Air Accident Investigation Bureau (SAAIB) had reportedly confirmed the incident that happened over international waters when the SQ flight was en route from Singapore to Shanghai.
The Airbus A330, with 182 passengers and 12 crew, had encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three-and-a-half hours after departure from Changi Airport.
However, normal operation of the engines were restored when the plane descended before ascending again and the plane touched down uneventfully at 10.56pm in Shanghai, some 100 minutes after the incident mid-air.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Shanghai for about four hours for checks where no anomalies were detected, then departed for the return flight SQ825 and reached Singapore with a delay of two hours.
From The Aviation Herald, May 26, 2015:
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration 9V-SSF performing flight SQ-836 from Singapore (Singapore) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 182 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL390 about 140nm southsoutheast of Hong Kong (China) when both engines (Trent 772) of the aircraft lost power. While descending the aircraft the crew worked the related checklists and managed to restore normal operation of both engines at about FL260. The aircraft climbed back to 9500 meters (about FL312) and continued to Shanghai for a safe landing about 100 minutes later.
The aircraft remained on the ground in Shanghai for about 4 hours, then departed for the return flight SQ-825 and reached Singapore with a delay of 2 hours.
The airline reported: "Singapore Airlines flight SQ836, operated by an Airbus A330-300, was bound for Shanghai from Singapore on 23 May 2015 when it encountered bad weather at 39,000ft about three and a half hours after departure. Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines. The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56pm local time." The aircraft underwent thorough examination and tests with no anomalies detected. The occurrence has been reported to the Authorities of Singapore and is being discussed with Rolls Royce and Airbus.
Singapore's Air Accident Investigation Bureau (SAAIB) confirmed an engine incident over international waters on a Singapore Airlines Flight enrotue from Singapore to Shanghai. The SAAIB stated: "the AAIB will be the authority for investigating this incident. The AAIB is in the midst of gathering information and flight data from the operator."
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