Saturday, November 1, 2014   

SingAir to check door defect after troubling flight
(01-08 14:10)

A malfunctioning door is the focus of an investigation into why a Singapore Airlines Airbus 380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing in Azerbaijan, the carrier said today.
Nearly 500 passengers arrived in Singapore yesterday in another A380 after the original flight from London to Singapore was forced to land in capital Baku due to a loss in cabin pressure.
“The root cause of the incident is being investigated and a team of specialists from Airbus will be assisting,'' an airline spokesman said in a statement.
“We are focusing on a door on the main deck that appears to have suffered a leak, leading to the change in cabin pressure,'' he said.
“A replacement door will be fitted to the aircraft in Baku before it returns to Singapore for a more thorough inspection.’’
Sean Lee, the Asia spokesman for Airbus, told AFP the European manufacturer is “participating fully in the investigation to determine the cause of this incident''.
“I confirm that we have a team of specialists traveling to Baku. At this time we cannot confirm the root cause of the incident,'' he said.

   
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