BREAKING Black Eagles aerobatic team’s plane taking part in Singapore Airshow caught fire during takeoff at Changi Airport

An aircraft that was taking part in the Singapore Airshow caught fire following an accident at Changi Airport on Tuesday (Feb 6) afternoon.

An aircraft from the Black Eagles aerobatic team from the Republic of Korea Air Force skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport’s Runway 1 and caught fire.

The aircraft was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow when the incident happened, CAAS said.

“The pilot sustained light injuries and is being treated,” it added. Runway 1 is closed until further notice.

Publié par Gerald Searle sur lundi 5 février 2018

Statement 1: An aircraft ground incident has occurred at Changi Airport. We are investigating and will provide more information.

Statement 2: At around 1324 hours Singapore local time, one aircraft of the Black Eagles aerobatic team from the Republic of Korea Air Force skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport’s Runway 1 and caught fire. The aircraft was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow 2018. Airport Emergency Service responded to the incident immediately and the fire was extinguished. The pilot sustained light injuries and is being treated. Runway 1 will be closed until further notice.

 

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