SIA flight bound for Istanbul turns back after suicide attacks in Turkey airport

SQ392, with 201 passengers and 14 crew on board, is now expected back at Changi Airport at about 10.50am on Wednesday (June 29).
SQ392, with 201 passengers and 14 crew on board, is now expected back at Changi Airport at about 10.50am on Wednesday (June 29). PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight bound for Istanbul, Turkey, has turned back after a deadly suicide attack at the Ataturk international airport.

Flight SQ392, which departed from Changi Airport Terminal 3 at 1.35am on Wednesday (June 29), was due to arrive at Istanbul at about noon Singapore time.

The Boeing 777-200 with 201 passengers and 14 crew on board is now expected back at Changi at about 10.50am.

 
 
 

A Singapore Airlines spokesman, who confirmed that the aircraft is returning, said the flight will be rescheduled for departure to Istanbul at 12.30pm.

The attack on the Istanbul airport on Tuesday evening (local Turkish time) has left at least 36 people dead and another 147 wounded.

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance of the airport on Tuesday evening .

Media reports said air traffic resumed at Ataturk international airport from 3am local time (8 am Singapore time).