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Article from BTNews 1 JUNE 2015

Singapore Airlines incident

On 23 May a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew members suffered a loss of power in both engines.  The aircraft dropped 13,000ft before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai.

Power was restored after "the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines," an airline statement said. 

Reports from various sources show that the plane was cruising at 39,000ft, when both Rolls-Royce Trent engines stopped, possibly weather related.

The jet dropped to 26,000ft before power was restored, and climbed back to 31,200ft before it landed safely in Shanghai about 1hr 40mins later, according to intelligence.

Singapore Airlines said that no "anomalies" were detected in either of the engines, and that it is reviewing the incident with Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

The plane later took off to return to Singapore after a two-hour delay.

In 1982 a BA 747 lost all four engines over Indonesia due to volcanic ash ingestion, the crew restarting three engines after about 10 minutes.  Another A330 incident was in 2001 when an Air Transat aircraft ran out of fuel in mid-Atlantic and landed safely on the Azores.  More recently (January 2009) a US Airways A320 suffered a bird strike alighting on the Hudson River New York.  www.singaporeair.com

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