Tow tug catches fire while towing Singapore Airlines Boeing 777

A tow tug caught fire as it was pulling a Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777-222 to a departure gate at Singapore Changi Airport around 4 am on November 29, Wednesday.

According to an SIA spokesperson, there were no passengers on board the aircraft at the time. A member of the towing crew, was in the cockpit at the time of the incident was evacuated through an emergency slide.

“Singapore Airlines will work closely with the authorities as well as SIA Engineering Company to investigate the incident” he added.

The aircraft was scheduled to operate as SQ890 to Hong Kong. Following a change of aircraft, the flight departed at 7.48 am, with a delay of 13 minutes.

There were no injuries and the fire was put out by Airport Emergency Services.

The Straits Times recognizes that the plane was being moved from a remote parking bay to Terminal 3 for a flight. It was crossing the bridge above Airport Boulevard Road when the tow tug caught fire.

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