By DebbieH 25 Mar 2019 6 min read

Singapore Airlines flight from Newark cancelled due to collision


A Singapore Airlines flight that was home-bound from Newark this weekend (Saturday, March 23) was cancelled after an aerobridge collided with the plane while it was parked.

According to Channel NewsAsia, the carrier said that flight SQ22 was parked at a designated parking bay in Newark Liberty International Airport after arriving from Singapore, when the aerobridge “came into contact” with the engine on the left hand side of the plane.

Flight SQ22 is Singapore Airlines’ near-19 hour non-stop service to New York. Launched in 2018, it is the current world’s longest commercial flight.

“The incident happened while the aerobridge was being connected to the aircraft door for passengers to disembark,” the airline said in a statement.

All members of crew and passengers disembarked without incident, SIA said, adding that the aircraft was grounded for repairs.

Passengers with missed connections to or out of Singapore were given the necessary assistance on re-bookings or hotel accommodations at Marriott Newark Hotel with a buffet breakfast by SIA staff.

In a notice to passengers affected, the airline said:

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. Thank you for your kind understanding,” Singapore Airlines said.