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SIN Closure 5/5/11 - Any Details?  
User currently offlinePagophilus From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8052 times:

Does anyone know why SIN airport or airspace was closed yesterday (5th May)? I was on SQ217, we were number 5 for departure, and we sat on the taxiway for a while before we and all others in the queue returned to the gate. No details were given but a flight attendant mentioned the airspace being closed. We refueled and departed about 2 hours late.

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User currently offlineRJtraveller From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7480 times:

Hi, I am also on MH 616 to KL departing at 19.15 , the flight was a bit late and we board at 19.10 then ask to get back to my gate. The MH flight attendant also describe similar problem something about Singapore airspace closing

Seems that the is a private flight from Koh Samui trespass the Singapore airspace and RSAF sends two of its F16 to intercept the plane and is forced to land ,
here's the link.

http://sgforums.com/forums/1390/topics/304625

Spend a almost two hour delay in the gate snapping some shots. There are some flight delayed including mine, we took off around almost 21.00 and arrive late in KL.


User currently offlineandyinpit From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

The article you linked was from Jan 2008....

User currently offlinevikinga346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Quoting andyinpit (Reply 2):
The article you linked was from Jan 2008....

I am seeing the same as you mate... I think our friend is a bit confused. If it was January I'd see where the mistake was made but its not.... at least last I checked.



...you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you shall return
User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Quoting vikinga346 (Reply 3):
I am seeing the same as you mate... I think our friend is a bit confused. If it was January I'd see where the mistake was made but its not.... at least last I checked.

So, is this legit or not?



From the airport with love
User currently offlineRJtraveller From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Hi,
Sorry for the wrong link guys, I have then search in deeper but there seems to be no article about the delay of flights in SIN last Thursday due to airspace closure, still maybe it's the same problem like the Jan 08 , ?


User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2630 times:

I believe there was an air defence exercise going on at that time.

KC Sim


User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1611 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Quoting aviasian (Reply 6):
I believe there was an air defence exercise going on at that time.

I can't guarantee that the closure being discussed here was caused by it, but I can confirm that there have been air defense exercises being carried out in the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore FIR's (including in the vicinity of SIN) over the past few days.

The link below is to a pdf on Google Docs showing the supplement issued in Malaysia regarding the closure. Note in Sections 11 and 12 of this document that some specific restrictions on SIN traffic were expected, so it may very well be that conditions of the defense exercises resulted in a temporary closure.

Air Supplement Malaysia


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