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Singapore Airlines jet collapses at Changi Airport

Published 12/10/2015

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 is seen collapsed at Changi Airport in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (Wee Teck Hian/Mediacorp via AP)
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 is seen collapsed at Changi Airport in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (Wee Teck Hian/Mediacorp via AP)

A Singapore Airlines jet collapsed onto its nose while sitting on the tarmac at Changi Airport as an engineer conducted routine landing checks before a scheduled flight from Singapore to Hong Kong, the airline said.

The Airbus A330-300 had no passengers or crew on board at the time.

The incident on Sunday occurred when the nose gear of the plane "retracted while the aircraft was undergoing a landing gear system check", the Associated Press reports.

Singapore Airlines said: "There were no passengers or crew on board at the time. One engineer who was on the aircraft was not injured.

"Singapore Airlines will be cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigations."

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 is seen collapsed at Changi Airport in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (Wee Teck Hian/Mediacorp via AP)
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 is seen collapsed at Changi Airport in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (Wee Teck Hian/Mediacorp via AP)

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