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"Singapore Air Show": taking off T-50 aircraft in flames

Close a tragedy for the blast of a tire -2 VIDEO

The Changi airport runway closed for a couple of hours

A T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft, part of the "Black Eagles" aerobatic team of the South Korean Air Force (Rokaf), arrived in Singapore to participate in the 2018 edition of the biennial "Singapore Air Show", was the protagonist of an accident while it was on the path to take off from Changi Airport runway 1, around 1:30 pm local time of yesterday.

The aircraft has aborted the take-off due to the bursting of a tire, overturning on the edge of the runway. In a moment the tank full of fuel has given off a blaze around the airplane. The fire was brought under control by the security forces shortly after. Except for the pilot, taken to hospital for appropriate treatment and discharged with minor injuries.

The aircraft was flying up to make a performance as scheduled. Runway 1 has been closed to traffic for about a couple of hours, necessary for its cleaning out. In total about 170 between suspended flights and planes redirected to other airports, both arriving and departing.

The T-50 Golden Eagle is an advanced single-engine trainer airplane developed by a joint-venture between South Korea and USA. It was designed by KAI (Korean Aerospace Industries) in collaboration with Lockheed Martin in the late 1990s.

Below the images of the accident, and further down, the rescue:

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