An aircraft from the Korean Air Force's Black Eagles aerobatic team crashed onto the grass verge at Changi Airport's Runway 1. (Photo: Gerald Searle)
SINGAPORE: An aircraft that was taking part in the Singapore Airshow caught fire following an accident at Changi Airport on Tuesday (Feb 6) afternoon.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that at 1.24pm, an aircraft from the Black Eagles aerobatic team from the Republic of Korea Air Force skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport's Runway 1 and caught fire.
The aircraft was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow when the incident happened, CAAS said.
"The pilot sustained light injuries and is being treated," it added.
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, Changi Aiport Group (CAG) said that the airport's emergency service put out the fire.
Runway 1 is closed until further notice, CAG added.