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07/10 - SQ320 LHR- SIN Via FRA  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Singapore Airlines flight SQ320 from Singapore to London landed unexpectedly at FRA at 1953 local time. At 2158, the flight took off and landed at LHR at 2207

Does anyone know why this flight made an unexpected stop? Tragic DVT case? A fourth bomb hoax in a month?


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Singapore Airlines SQ321 LHR - SIN is expected to depart 1 hour and 35 minutes late at 2350 local time.

NB: The subject above should be 07/10 - SQ320 SIN - LHR via FRA, and not LHR - SIN. Sorry!



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Possibly, they forgot to contact you with the flight plan.
I'm sure it was strictly an oversight.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

SIA cancels flight, re-routes another
SINGAPORE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) (SIA) said on Monday it cancelled one flight and re-routed another after the U.S. and British air attacks on Afghanistan.



Flight SQ428, due to depart for Cairo via Dubai in the early hours of Monday, was cancelled, an SIA spokesman told Reuters.

Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore was being re-routed via Madras and would touch down in the city state about seven hours later than normal at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday (1710 GMT on Monday).

"At this point, there are no other cancellations for today but we're obviously monitoring the situation closely," the SIA spokesman said. "We're not overflying Afghanistan airspace at all and have not been for some time."

SIA earlier suspended flights to Pakistan. It flies four times a week to Karachi and Lahore.

SIA shares were down 65 cents at S$8.45 in late morning trade in line with a broadly lower market.



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User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Why Madras?that means didn't fly to Singapore or...

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User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

I guess lots of airspace is closed or not desireable for overlights ... Afghanistan, Pakistan, maybe parts of the Arabian Sea. Hence routings Europe - Southeast Asia has to go over Saudi Arabia and a fully loaded B744 may not have the range to do LHR-SIN nonstop in this case (esp if the winds blows too strong in the wrong direction ...) Hence an intermediate stops - Madras sounds like it's right on the way (from experience it is)


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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

agree with Danialanwar,

i suppose prior to the departure of the particular SIN-LHR flight it was not known to the cockpit crew that the attacks on afganistan would take place, and thus in order to evade restricted combat airspace, this flight was probably rerouted and then the aircraft lacked the range to reach LHR.

rgds
daniel



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User currently offlineSQFFP From Canada, joined May 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Interestingly, I was on board SQ 36 (B772-ER) from AMS to SIN that day.

I noticed that we flew over the airspace of Saudi Arabia and continuing further down south easterly towards the Indian Ocean, crossing the Indian continent and on to Singapore.

Arrival time was delayed half an hour due to strong head winds and "change of flight path".

Regardless, the flight was smooth all the way.



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

MSN!!!!!!


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8115 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Tech stop - needed more juice. Happens sometimes even if there isn't a re-route, unexpected headwinds etc. I've seen a few HKG-LHR Virgin A340s at Helsinki for that reason. Not with Malaysian though, they'd rather arrive over London on fumes.


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User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Newspapers reported here in Hong Kong some time ago that MH flights to London were on fumes, quite horrible if something happens down the airport or other emergency situations.

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