What Happens When A Plane Collapses


Up to now, a plane collapsing is not an event that would usually concern me when boarding, but a few days ago, a Singapore Airlines plane collapsed while it was sitting on the tarmac at Changi Airport.

No passengers or crew were on board the SIA Airbus A330-300 when its nose gear retracted at Changi Airport Terminal 3, causing the plane to fall forward. The aircraft was undergoing a landing gear system check at around 8am on Sunday morning. At the time of the incident, only an engineer (who was not hurt) was on the aircraft.

Photos show the nose of the plane tilted downward on the tarmac of Changi Airport next to an aerobridge.

SIA said the Airbus A330-300 is registered as 9V-STG, and had last operated flight SQ835 which arrived in Singapore from Shanghai at 12.49am. The aircraft was next due to have operated SQ890 to Hong Kong on Sunday morning.

Singapore Airlines

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