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Singapore Airline jet carrying over 180 people looses both engines


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(By Estera Popowska)

In an incident that reportedly had no casualties, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 carrying over 182 passengers and 12 crew temporarily lost power to both of its engines as it passed through a storm, the airline has said, CNN reported Thursday.

According to CNN, a spokesperson for the airline said Wednesday that Flight SQ836 was en route to Shanghai from Singapore on Saturday when it "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure."

"Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines. The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56pm local time," the spokesperson reportedly said adding that both engines were thoroughly inspected and tested upon arrival in Shanghai with no anomalies detected.

According to Flightradar 24, the problem caused the Airbus to descend 13,000 feet before the crew was able to power up the engines -- though Singapore Airlines did not comment on this. The carrier reportedly  said it was in the process of reviewing the incident with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, as well as Airbus. CNN says Airbus could not be reached for comment at this stage.