Singapore Airlines A350 To Manchester Declares Emergency

Singapore Airlines A350 To Manchester Declares Emergency
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In the last 5-10 minutes, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 from Changi has declared an emergency following failed missed approaches in Manchester.

Singapore Airlines A350 To Manchester Declares Emergency…


Singapore Airlines A350 To Manchester Declares Emergency
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Singapore Airlines flight SQ52 is a routine scheduled flight between Changi and Manchester Airport, with the affected rotation being operated by 9V-SJB.

As per data from Planespotters.net, 9V-SJB is a 2.7 year old Airbus A350-900 that was delivered to the Singaporean carrier back in June 2021.

Of the A350-900 variant, the carrier has 63 of them in the fleet, of which 59 are in active service and four are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 5.0 years.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ52 departed Changi at 0233 local time this morning and proceeded westbound towards Manchester.

Following two missed approaches at the airport, the aircraft initially deviated south whilst declaring an emergency, with this likely being low fuel-related.

Air traffic control directed the Airbus A350 to East Midlands Airport, where the winds were more favourable than it’s original destination field.

The jet was able to land safely into East Midlands Airport shortly after this emergency declaration, with no indication into when it will be able to continue onwards to Manchester.

This will no doubt mean that the return flight back to Singapore will be delayed as a result of this.

Such a diversion comes off the tail end of Storm Jocelyn which made landfall yesterday, and caused a series of go-arounds and diversions around the country.

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