Hong Kong, May 28: Singapore Airlines enroute to Shanghai from Singapore, with 180 passengers, had a close shave with death when both the engines were out of power for a fraction of time in the storm.
The Airbus A330-300, encountered compromising weather at 39,000 feet and about three and a half hours after departure.
A spokesperson for the airlines said,"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."
According to the flighradar, the plane was forced to descend to 13,000 feet when the crew was able to power up the engines.
However, the pilots followed the standard procedure in such cases and the plane landed safely. It was further said that both the engines were inspected, but no anomalies were found. The carrier said that they are reviewing the incident.