INCIDENT | Singapore Airlines Flight Diverted Due to Oil Leaking

A Singapore Airlines flight from Paris to Singapore was diverted to Azerbaijan on Friday morning after it developed technical problems.

In response to queries from The Straits Times about flight SQ333, an SIA spokesman said the aircraft was diverted due to a technical issue and landed uneventfully at Baku airport at around 6.35am (Azerbaijan local time).

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The occurrence  aircraft is a Boeing 777-300, registration 9V-SWV and powered by two General Electric GE-90 engines

In an update on Friday night, the spokesman said an oil leak was detected from one of the engines.

“After assessing the situation, the pilots decided to divert to Baku, Azerbaijan, as a precaution,” he said.

The spokesman had said earlier on Friday: “We are rendering assistance such as providing meals and hotel accommodation to the affected customers.

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“Singapore Airlines will mount a relief flight to ferry the affected customers and crew back to Singapore. Further details on the relief flight will be announced in due course.

“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

All 229 passengers and 18 crew disembarked normally.

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