Monday, June 6, 2011

Singapore superjumbo forced to return to Hong Kong

AFP News – Mon, Jun 6, 2011

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) A380 was forced to return to Hong Kong shortly after taking off because of a landing gear problem, the carrier said Monday.

There were 400 passengers onboard the Singapore-bound plane when the incident happened Sunday, SIA said in a statement.

The plane landed at Hong Kong International Airport at 4:45 pm (0845 GMT) and alternative arrangements were made for passengers to be transferred to other flights, it said.

No one was injured.