16 May '11, 6am

Calm and prayers help steer stricken plane back to Singapore: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Terrified passengers aboard

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Terrified passengers aboard a Cathay Pacific plane prayed together as their aircraft, one of its engines on fire, made its way back to Singapore on Monday, and their calm response earned praise from the captain. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said the Airbus 330, 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". Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific said it and engine maker Rolls Royce were investigating the incident. Reuters photographer Beawiharta was aboard the plane with his wife, two sons and daughter. About 20 minutes after take-off, there were two sharp bangs, sending cabin staff scurrying to retrieve the meals they had only just begun serving. The plane began shaking violently, he said, and the lights went out. H...

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