Singapore Airlines plane with 284 on board hits aerobridge at Changi Airport

- A Monitor Report 20 Sep, 2018 | 8296 Views|-+
Singapore: SIA plane carrying 272 passengers and 12 crew struck an aerobridge at Changi Airport on September 18. The flight SQ178 was scheduled to depart Singapore for Ho Chi Minh City at 9.45 am.

The flight was delayed after the forward fuselage of the Airbus A330-300 struck the rear aerobridge during pushback at Changi Airport, an SIA spokesperson told local media.

“All passengers and crew disembarked normally via the forward aerobridge. Arrangements were made for passengers to be accommodated on another aircraft to Ho Chi Minh City," the spokesperson said.

The damage to the aircraft is currently being assessed and investigations will be carried out to determine how the incident occurred, the spokesperson added.

In a statement, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that the aerobridge was slightly damaged in the incident, but has since been repaired.

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