Flight delays at Changi Airport after Korean Air Force plane crashes
Posted by Thelocalsociety on Tuesday, 6 February 2018
A Korean aircraft taking part in the Singapore Airshow caught fire after an accident at Changi Airport on 6th February 2018 afternoon.
At 1.24pm, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that an aircraft from the Black Eagles aerobatic team from the Republic of Korea Air Force skidded and crashed into the grass verge at the side of Changi Airport’s Runway 1 and caught fire.
“The aircraft was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow when the incident happened,” said CAAS.
“The pilot sustained light injuries and is being treated,” it added.
Posted by Gerald Searle on Monday, 5 February 2018
Gerald Searle, an eyewitness, was at the airport waiting for his flight to Australia when he saw the accident.
“I saw the plane spin sideways, flip over and then slide down the runway upside down,” said Mr Searle. “It burst into flames, though most at the rear.”
I’m now stuck in the aircraft along with restless and annoyed passengers. I hope nobody is badly injured in the midst…
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, Changi Aiport Group (CAG) said that the airport’s emergency service put out the fire and Runway 1 is closed until further notice.
It said in a subsequent update that “a number of departure and arrival flights will be delayed over the next few hours”.
“Passengers are advised to check the latest flight information on changiairport.com or iChangi app. Our customer service teams are on ground to provide assistance if needed,” said CAG.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
My flight home from Bangkok delayed by 3.5 hours due to crash by Korean Air Force plane at Changi. Relieved to hear the…
According to the website of Changi Airport, a number of AirAsia flights were delayed by about two to three hours, including flight AK706 to Kuala Lumpur, flight FD356 to Bangkok and flight QZ362 to Bandung.
Other delayed flights are a Lion Air departure to Jakarta (JT155) and a SilkAir flight to Penang (MI352).
The South Korean Air Force has launched an investigation into the cause of the accident and the potential damage caused, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency.