Thursday, 30 November 2017

Singapore 777 damaged during tug fire.

A tug pulling a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-212ER 9V-SQK caught fire as it was pulling the Boeing 777 from a remote parking bay to a terminal 3 departure gate at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN/WSSS). It was crossing a bridge just after 4am local time when the tow tug caught fire.
The fire was put out by ARFF.
The lower forward fuselage was covered in soot and there were some major paint damage caused by the flames. A technician who was on the flight deck at the time of the incident evacuated the aircraft.
The aircraft was originally scheduled to operate as SQ890 to Hong Kong.
Following a change of aircraft, the flight departed at 7.48 am, with only a delay of 13 minutes.
SIA said it was working closely with the authorities as well as SIA Engineering Company to investigate the incident.

Photo taken from Instagram..

Aircraft Details are:
Operator: Singapore Airlines
Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-212/ER
Engines: 2 x RR Trent 892
Registration: 9V-SQK
Serial Number: 33368
Flight Number: 
First Flight: 14/01/2003 (14 yrs - 9 Mths)

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