Singapore Airlines plane turned back to Tokyo due to engine issue
SIA says vibrations were encountered in one of the aircraft’s four engines and the engine was shut down as a precaution.
- POSTED: 16 Sep 2015 15:45
- UPDATED: 16 Sep 2015 16:32
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ12 bound for Los Angeles had to turn back to Tokyo’s Narita Airport 2 hours and 40 minutes after takeoff due to engine issues on Tuesday (Sep 15).
SIA said vibrations were encountered in one of the aircraft’s four engines. The engine was shut down by the crew as a precaution, a spokesperson said.
A viewer wrote in to Channel NewsAsia saying some passengers on board the Airbus A380 saw flames from the engine through the aircraft window, but SIA said preliminary inspection of the engine revealed no evidence of fire.
A replacement aircraft has been sent from Singapore and the flight was scheduled to depart Tokyo for Los Angeles at 4:15pm Tokyo time on Wednesday.
@SingaporeAir SKP has taken over from SKT on the delayed SQ12 Tokyo-LA.
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#SQ12 to Los Angeles returned to Tokyo NRT, landed safely, and taxied to the gate.
@mayamasa 21 hours ago
Flight SQ12 from Tokyo http://fr24.com/SIA12/76da954 燃料を投棄したよう。
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#SQ12 currently holding after departing Narita (via AirportWebcams) – NikPhillips666
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