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Terrified passengers aboard blazing jetliner

SINGAPORE — Terrified passengers aboard a blazing jetliner prayed together before the plane made an emergency landing on Monday. An engine on a Cathay Pacific Airbus A330-300 caught fire in midair.

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Passengers on Cathay Pacific flight CX715 prepare to disembark from the aeroplane after it landed safely at Changi Airport in Singapore on May 16. The A330 flight, which was enroute to Jakarta, experienced engine trouble shortly after takeoff and had to return to Singapore. Its right engine was burnt, according to pilot Bradley Chic.

Cathay Pacific said the jet, bound for Jakarta with 136 passengers on board, landed back in Singapore "without incident" just before 2 a.m. It said the crew shut down the engine after receiving a "stall warning." Continue reading.

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Passengers on Cathay Pacific flight CX715 disembark from the aeroplane after it landed safely at Changi Airport in Singapore on May 16.

Reuters photographer Beawiharta was aboard the aircraft with his wife, two sons and daughter. As any good photographer knows, and as these dramatic images prove, you should always have your camera on you.

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Firefighters try to put out a fire on the starboard engine of Cathay Pacific CX715, an Airbus A330 passenger jet, after it made an emergency landing at Singapore Changi Airport on May 16.