SINGAPORE : An engine fire forced an Indonesia-bound Cathay Pacific flight to make an emergency landing in Singapore shortly after it took off from the city-state Monday, airport officials said.
"A Cathay Pacific flight, CX715, bound for Jakarta, departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0112 hours today (1712 GMT Sunday)," a statement issued by the airport said.
"Due to an engine-related issue, the aircraft turned back to Changi Airport and landed safely at 0157 hours," it added.
"Upon the landing of the aircraft, Changi Airport's airport emergency service responded immediately with six fire vehicles and extinguished a fire in one of the engines."
Passengers and crew aboard the A330-300 plane were unharmed but the airport had to close a runway for more than an hour due to the incident.
Two Qantas jets -- one of them an Airbus A380 superjumbo -- made emergency landings at Changi Airport within the space of two days in November last year.