Sparks seen on Scoot passenger plane during descent to Singapore from Sydney

A video circulating online shows sparks coming out from one of the engines of a Scoot passenger plane - that was travelling from Sydney to Singapore -- on Saturday (Nov 26).

Shin Min Daily News reports that passengers on flight TZ001 first heard a loud sound from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before they noticed sparks from the engine on the plane's right wing.

A spokesperson for Scoot told The Straits Times on Nov 28 that the incident, which took place during the aircraft's descent to Singapore, "necessitated a shut-down of the right engine".

Its flight crew then contacted the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre and requested fire services to be on stand-by upon landing.

According to Scoot, the plane landed as scheduled and fire services subsequently confirmed that there was no engine fire.

"The cause of the incident is currently under investigation. Safety is of utmost importance to Scoot and we will spare no effort to ensure the well-being of our guests," added the spokesperson.