Singapore Airshow 2018: South Korea's Black Eagles pull out of remaining displays

The South Korean Black Eagles aerobatics team has been taken off the schedule for this weekend's aerial displays at the Singapore Airshow 2018. PHOTO: SINGAPOREAIRSHOW.COM
The South Korean Black Eagles aerobatics team has been taken off the schedule for this weekend's aerial displays at the Singapore Airshow 2018. PHOTO: SINGAPOREAIRSHOW.COM

SINGAPORE - South Korean aerobatic team The Black Eagles will not be part of the remaining flying displays at the Singapore Airshow this year, a spokesman for the event confirmed on Wednesday night (Feb 7).

The withdrawal comes after one of its aircraft crashed on Tuesday afternoon while taking off for an aerial display.

The single-seater T-50 military aircraft skidded while taking off at Changi Airport, and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Runway 1 before catching fire.

The incident forced the airport to close one of its two runways for about 5 1/2 hours , affecting 170 flights and more than 20,000 travellers. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.

One of the highlights of the airshow, the aerobatic performances will still feature pilots from five other countries - Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the United States.

Visitors can check the Singapore Airshow 2018 website for the revised aerobatic flying display programme.

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