SINGAPORE: An aircraft that was taking part in the Singapore Airshow caught fire following an accident at Changi Airport on Tuesday (Feb 6) afternoon.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that at around 1.24pm 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 CAAS said that the aircraft was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow when the incident happened.
“The pilot sustained light injures and is being treated,” CAAS added.
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, Changi Aiport Group (CAG) said that Airport Emergency Service put out the fire.
Runway 1 is closed until further notice, CAG added.
“Some delays to flight operations are expected,” CAG said.
Source : Channel News Asia