Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Singapore Airlines plane in near-collision at South Korea's Incheon airport

Download: Printable PDF Date: 09 May 2016 23:39 category:
Publisher:
Singapore Airlines plane in near-collision at South Korea's Incheon airport  - Airports / Routes publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Korea, Republic Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Singapore Air
Source: The Star

A Singapore Airlines plane was involved in a near-collision with a Korean Air jet at Incheon International Airport in Seoul last Thursday (May 5), local media reported.

Disaster was narrowly averted when an air traffic controller ordered SQ16, which was bound for San Francisco, to make an emergency stop after KE929, which was headed for the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, unexpectedly taxied near an intersection on the runway without permission.


SQ16, which had reportedly been travelling at between 90 and 100 kmh as it was accelerating for take-off at about 5.50pm (4.50pm Singapore time), shredded its tyres during the braking process.

In response to media queries, an SIA spokesman said SQ16 had aborted its take-off following instructions that were received from air traffic control. 

"The aborted take-off resulted in the deflation of a number of tyres on the Boeing 777-300ER, requiring passengers to disembark from the aircraft on the taxiway," the spokesman added. 

There were 186 passengers and 18 crew on board. 

The two planes were about 1.7km apart when both came to a complete stop, reported the Korea IT Times. KE929, an Airbus A330-200 according The Aviation Herald, was carrying 188 passengers. 

The SIA spokesman said SQ16's departure was delayed for about 19 hours as the plane's tyres had to be replaced. Affected passengers were provided with accommodation. 

It eventually departed for San Francisco at 1.05pm on Friday (May 6). 

KE929, meanwhile, was diverted back to the apron and took off about two hours after the incident. Its pilots were said to have ignored earlier instructions from the air traffic controller.

According to sources, South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is investigating and is expected to release its report in two or three weeks. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network



Loading comments for Singapore Airlines plane in near-collision at South Korea's Incheon airport ...


Recommended

Metrojet MRO obtains Aruba approval

Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a business aviation service provider based in Hong Kong with presence throughout Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that its Maint...

Airbus Helicopters focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, correspondin...

Rostec Suggests Using Automobile Leasing Scheme to Renew Russian Helicopter Fleet

Rostec has suggested implementing the Government's idea to replace helicopters older than 25 years in Russia based on the leasing scheme. The measures can be supported by the state program facilit...

Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics enter into landmark strategic collaboration for Commercial Aviation

Collaboration agreement brings together two global leaders in in-flight connectivity Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initi...