NOSE DIVE Singapore Airlines plane collapses at Changi Airport
Posted on 10/13/2015
Just hours before it was due to fly to Hong Kong, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 at Changi Airport collapsed. An engineer was in the plane but he was not hurt. No crew or passengers were on board.
Singapore Airlines said it did not have details of damage to the aircraft. An assessment was to be carried out after it was removed from the gate.
The carrier said the plane had been undergoing a routine landing gear system check when its nose gear retracted cusing the aircraft to pitch forward.
The plane - which arrived at Changi Airport in the early hours of the morning from Shanghai - had been scheduled to depart for Hong Kong at 7.35am. Another aircraft was used for the Hong Kong flight and left about 40 minutes after its scheduled departure time.
The collapsed plane has been in service for more than six years.