Singapore: A Singapore Airlines Airbus with 182 passengers and 12 crew on board lost power to both engines en route to Shanghai -- reportedly falling 13,000 feet -- the airline said Wednesday as it announced an investigation into the incident.
The Airbus A330-300 flight on May 23 "encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet (11.9 kilometres) about three and a half hours after departure" from Singapore, the airline said in a statement.
"Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines," it said.
"The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56 p.m (1456 GMT) local time," it said.
It added that the Airbus A330-300 plane`s two Rolls-Royce engines "were thoroughly inspected and tested upon arrival in Shanghai with no anomalies detected".
"We are reviewing the incident with Rolls-Royce and Airbus," Singapore Airlines (SIA) said.
In a Twitter post late Tuesday, industry portal Flightradar24 said the flight, codenamed SQ836, "lost power on both engines & 13,000 feet before power returned".
In a subsequent post, it said the plane "lost both engines during the cruise" while flying through a "huge storm", pinpointing an area in the South China Sea off China`s southern coast where the incident occurred.
SIA, Asia`s third largest carrier by market value, currently has 29 Airbus A330-300s in its passenger fleet.
It also has a fleet of 19 Airbus A380-800 superjumbos.
The airline, along with its subsidiaries SilkAir, Scoot, and Tiger Airways, flies to 119 destinations across 35 countries.
Last week Airbus warned of a technical bug potentially affecting the engines of its A400M military planes that was discovered during an internal test after one crashed in Spain.