The flight of Singapore Airlines from Newark was canceled after an aerodrome collision



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Singapore Airlines Airlines, which was home from Newark on Saturday (March 23rd), was canceled when the aerobridge collided with an aircraft when it was parked.

The carrier said that the SQ22 flight was parked at a designated parking space at Newark Liberty International Airport after arriving from Singapore when the aerobridge "came in contact" with the left-hand engine.

"The event happened when the aerobridge was connected to the door of the aircraft so that passengers could disembark," the airline said.

All 150 passengers and 17 crew members landed without incident, SIA said, adding that the aircraft was grounded due to repairs.

The return flight SQ21 was canceled, with alternative flights for 141 passengers who were affected.

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Travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport are affected by the cancellation of the SIA 21 flight from Newark to Singapore. (Photo: Ezreen Taib Zohri)

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Travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport are affected by the cancellation of the SIA 21 flight from Newark to Singapore. (Photo: Ezreen Taib Zohri)

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In a note to the affected passengers, the airline stated that a breakfast buffet will be available at the Marriott Newark Hotel while waiting for details of the postponed flight.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. Thank you for your understanding," Singapore Airlines reported.

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The SQ22 is a Singapore Airlines airliner for nearly seventeen hours in New York. Launched in 2018, this is the longest commercial flight in the world.

Singapore Airlines is the world's first airline to operate Airbus 350-900ULR (ultra-long range).

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