Singapore Airlines flight enroute to Turkey turns back due to coup

Singapore Airlines flight SQ392 returned to Singapore on Saturday (July 16) morning due to an attempted coup in Turkey.
Singapore Airlines flight SQ392 returned to Singapore on Saturday (July 16) morning due to an attempted coup in Turkey. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight bound for Istanbul returned to Singapore on Saturday (July 16) morning due to an attempted coup in Turkey.

Flight SQ392, a Boeing 777-200, returned to Singapore while enroute to Istanbul, said an SIA spokesman.

There were 167 passengers and 14 crew on board, SIA said. The aircraft arrived back in Singapore at 10.21am.

"Our customers are advised to visit our website for the latest updates on our flights. We will continue to monitor the situation closely," said the spokesman.

Two flights to and from Istanbul are listed as "cancelled" on the Changi Airport website on Saturday - TK54 / SQ6266 which was scheduled to land in Singapore at 5.55pm, and TK55/SQ6267 which was to depart Changi Airport at 10pm.

 

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