SIA apologizes for canceled flights when the plane "comes in contact" with an aerodrome in Newark, USA, Transport News & Top Stories



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SINGAPORE – Singapore Airlines Airlines from Newark, New Jersey, was canceled when it came into contact with an aerobridge on Saturday (March 23rd).

A spokesman for Singapore Airlines said on Sunday that the SQ22, which arrived in Newark on Saturday, was parked in a designated airport parking area when the aerobridge "came in contact" with the left-hand engine.

As the spokesman said, the incident occurred when the aerobridge was connected to the door of the aircraft in order to allow passengers to disembark.

There were 150 passengers and 17 crew members on the plane, which were safely disembarked.

The plane was then grounded for repairs. The return flight SQ21, originally scheduled to depart Newark on the same day with 141 passengers, was canceled.

Straits Times understands that no one was injured during the incident, and that passengers were taken to the Marriott Newark hotel and had a breakfast buffet while waiting to be re-arranged.

A spokeswoman said: "The parties were helped to stay in the hotel and alternative arrangements for the flight. Singapore Airlines is apologizing for any inconvenience."

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