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Singapore Airlines plane from Changi turned back after cargo door problems

Published on May 9, 2014 7:31 PM
 
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane to Hong Kong was turned back mid-flight and had to be replaced after a cargo door warning light was triggered. -- FILE PHOTO: SIA

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane to Hong Kong was turned back mid-flight and had to be replaced after a cargo door warning light was triggered.

Flight SQ866, an Airbus A380 superjumbo, "was en route from Singapore to Hong Kong when there was a warning light that came on with regards to the cargo door, so the pilot decided to turn back to Singapore," said an SIA spokesman told The Straits Times on Friday.

The cargo door, however, was found closed when the plane landed safely back in Changi at 2:20 p.m. local time, added the spokesman. No one was hurt, and investigations into why the alarm was set off are ongoing.

A replacement aircraft with the same crew took off at 5:18pm, and is expected to arrive in Hong Kong at 8:40 p.m., more than three and a half hours after the original scheduled arrival time.

 
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