Sydney-Singapore flight delayed for 5 hours by 'technical issue'

By Hoang Vu   April 7, 2024 | 08:11 pm PT
Sydney-Singapore flight delayed for 5 hours by 'technical issue'
Singapore Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Changi Airport in Singapore, Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by Reuters
A Singapore Airlines flight leaving Sydney, Australia, for Singapore Sunday was forced to turn back after a "technical issue" was found and was delayed by five hours.

The flight carrying over 470 passengers and 27 crew members returned to Sydney International Airport about an hour after take-off, The Straits Times reported.

The airline did not specify what the technical issue was.

It was scheduled to leave Sydney at 11 a.m. local time and land in Singapore at 5:30 p.m., but landed at 10.24 p.m. instead, Channel News Asia reported.

"Singapore Airlines sincerely apologizes to all affected customers for any inconvenience caused," the airline said in a statement, adding that passengers were provided with refreshments and all necessary assistance.

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