Scoot plane cabin door damaged after bumping airbridge at Changi Airport

Scoot plane cabin door damaged after bumping airbridge at Changi Airport

Channel NewsAsia·2018-01-09 01:05

Photos circulating on social media on Sunday (Jan 7) showed a Scoot aircraft in Singapore making contact with an aerobridge, with the aircraft’s door partially dislodged. (Photo: Jetline Marvel/Facebook)

SINGAPORE: The cabin door of a Scoot aircraft was damaged as it prepared to undergo routine maintenance, the airline told Channel NewsAsia on Monday (Jan 8).

The Scoot spokesperson added that “a door on a Scoot 787 aircraft sustained some damage and is currently undergoing recovery”.

Channel NewsAsia understands that the incident happened at Changi Airport last week.

The airline said that no passengers were involved and that no injuries were sustained.

However, Scoot said that it had "no more information to share" as the investigation was underway.

A Facebook post claimed that the aircraft’s brakes were not on, causing it to roll back and hit the aerobridge. (Photo: Jetline Marvel/Facebook)

A photo of the damaged plane door was shared on an aviation Facebook page, Jetline Marvel, at around midnight on Monday.

Photos show a Scoot aircraft making contact with an aerobridge, with the plane’s door partially dislodged.

The Facebook post claimed that the airplane chocks were removed before the "airtug", or an airplane tow, was connected. 

Wheel chocks are wedges that are placed against the wheels of a vehicle to prevent additional movement. 

The post also claimed that the aircraft’s brakes were not engaged, causing it to roll back and "hit" the aerobridge.

Channel NewsAsia has contacted Changi Airport Group for more information.

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