Passenger films Singapore Airlines flight on fire

Passenger films Singapore Airlines flight on fire

Shocked passengers filmed the moment the Singapore Airlines flight they were on caught fire and posted it on social media.

Two hours into Monday's flight from Singapore's Changi airport to Milan, the pilot announced the Boeing 777 had an engine problem, and that they would turn around.

However, after shortly after touching down the right engine caught fire, and then the wing burst into flames.

Singapore Airlines has released a statement saying the fire was put out by emergency services, and none of the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board were injured.

"Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus. Passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan later today," the statement said.