Singapore Airlines flight from Zurich delayed after airplane hit by water servicing truck

Water servicing vehicle struck a Singapore Airlines plane at Zurich Airport on Oct 16, 2016.
Water servicing vehicle struck a Singapore Airlines plane at Zurich Airport on Oct 16, 2016.PHOTO: AEROCHAPTER/TWITTER

A Singapore Airlines flight from Zurich to Singapore was delayed by about 28 hours after an A380 airplane was struck by a water servicing vehicle at Zurich Airport.

The Airbus A380 was struck in the underbelly of its fuselage by a water servicing vehicle at Zurich Airport on Sunday (Oct 16) morning.

The flight, which was scheduled for departure at 11.45am Zurich time on Sunday (6pm Singapore time), was delayed as a result, said a spokesman from Singapore Airlines.

Following repairs to the aircraft, SQ345 is now scheduled to depart for Singapore on Monday at 4pm Zurich time.

"No passengers or staff were on board the aircraft at the time, and the vehicle driver was not injured," said the spokesman.

"Some passengers have been transferred to other flights while the remaining passengers have been provided hotel accommodation before the departure of the delayed flight," the spokesman added.