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SQ A380 off paved surface in Singapore

Old 10th Jan 2008, 15:50
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SQ A380 off paved surface in Singapore

During push back the brakes failed (apparently) on the tug and unfortunately the right wing gear left the paved surface. Pax are off and it is currently being defuelled. Recovery in progress. It's a shame as T3 has only been open a couple of days.
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T3 where?

At what airport did this happen?
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At what airport did this happen?
Singapore Changi (SIN/WSSS). News article here notes that 446 pax were aboard.
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Load of hogwash and rubbish.

The towbar broke, end of rumour.

No aircraft in mud, no remaking of Airplane.

Passengers redirected onto a 744 sub.

Aircraft, with its nature of being a bit new, being checked for damage as a precaution. No A380 scandal or disaster.

Delay attributed to tech ground equip.

End of story.

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Classic! The truth at last!
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The towbar broke, end of rumour

Meanwhile back at Toulouse...

Sacre Bleau...Mort de la Vie.. Merde... nous oublier le towbar !
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Why is a broken tow bar the cause of passengers being moved to other aircraft?
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Broken tow bar ? alone doesn’t ground a flight, but bogging a couple of wheels off the apron area onto the grass at T3 will.
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It's not rocket science... if the tow-bar breaks on push-back and there's some doubt about it contacting/damaging the nose gear they may want to carry out an inspection.
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Question. Why, if it's true the tow bar broke, were they not able to apply brakes and stop?
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One does not apply breaks on an aircraft that is going backwards...well you could, but only after asking 300 passengers to run towards the pointy end.
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Well, having just returned from SIN, here are my observations.

Large double decker aircraft with its rear wheels off the taxiway and most definately 'stuck' in the mud. Taxiway by T3 closed hence required to taxi the long way round from the 'CHARLIE' stands to depart from RW02L. Lots of flashing orange lights and vehicles surrrounding A380 as we sped off down the runway.

Sorry stoneybridge, but a poor attempt at a cover up.

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One does not apply breaks on an aircraft that is going backwards...well you could, but only after asking 300 passengers to run towards the pointy end.
heh, guess a trip in the mud is a lot better than replacing the whole tail section

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One does not apply breaks on an aircraft that is going backwards...well you could, but only after asking 300 passengers to run towards the pointy end.
OK, maybe a bit pedantic, but if that is the only way to stop the aircraft you certainly do CAREFULLY apply the brakes rather than run off the paved surface. I agree that the best way is by applying a small amount of power, but if the engines haven't been started, gentle braking is the only way.
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In rather depressing fashion the UK media now have a banner headline

"A380 comes off runway!"

Followed by ... while preparing for take off the A380 left the runway....
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Sorry BYMONKEY

Very bad attempt to distort the truth.

Stoneybridge is correct expet that the particular pushback tractor is one of the towbarless type. Looks like it ran out of hydraulic liquid (failure of some kind) and hence the A380 rolled back into the mud/grass. For all the ones thinking that the crew should have applied brakes, I recommend a refresher course...

Still a non-event. It just made the headlines because of the property of the nose wheels the particular towbarless tractor was trying to manoever around.
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First picture of the incident

http://www.crash-aerien.com/forum/vi...?p=29342#29342

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A380 rolls off Singapore runway

This from the BBCNEWS.COM

A flight by an Airbus A380 had to be abandoned after the jet rolled off the runway in Singapore, forcing passengers to be moved onto another plane.
The A380 superjumbo was preparing to take off for Sydney when part of the jet ended up on a grass verge off the tarmac, Singapore Airlines said.

The accident at Changi airport left the plane with minor damage, possibly to the tyres, according to the airline.

The superjumbo's 446 passengers got off without any injuries being reported.

The accident occurred when the hydraulics failed on a truck towing the plane, which was not running on its own power at the time.

"The damage is very limited, it's superficial in the sense that there is possibly damage to tyres," airline spokesman Stephen Forshaw told AP news agency.
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Old 11th Jan 2008, 08:57
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after the jet rolled off the runway in Singapore
So it was being towed along the runway was it?! Do the media not realise the very significant between a runway and the rest of the paved areas?
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