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"A380 rolls off Singapore runway"
Friday, January 11, 2008
A380 plane rolls off Singapore runway
The Associated Press
SINGAPORE - A Singapore Airlines A380 superjumbo jet was superficially
damaged after it rolled partly off an airport runway in Singapore, the
airline said Friday. The plane was getting ready to depart to Sydney late
It was carrying 446 passengers who disembarked, and no injuries were
reported, the airline said. "The damage is very limited, it's superficial in
the sense that there is possibly damage to tires, but nothing to the
structure of the aircraft," said Singapore Airlines spokesman Stephen
Forshaw. The aircraft rolled onto the grass verge off the tarmac at the
city-state's Changi Airport after a truck that was pushing the plane
suffered a failure and disconnected from the plane. Singapore Airlines is
the launch customer of the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet,
and the plane in the incident is the only one in service.
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