SQ 317 was bound for Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on November 24, 2022 when the pilots decided to divert the flight to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) after detecting an issue with the A380’s cabin pressure.
Flight tracking website Flightradar24 reported that SQ 317 left LHR on November 24, 2022 at around 11:20 (London local time) and was expected to arrive in Singapore at 07:50 local time the following day.
“The pilots decided to divert to Frankfurt as a precautionary measure after detecting a cabin pressurization issue,” an airline spokesperson told Channel News Asia.
The diverted flight, which had 79 passengers and 27 crew members, landed safely in FRA at around 14:00 local time.
The A380 was grounded in FRA for repairs, and passengers were provided accommodation and meals.
A relief flight, SQ9326, departed SIN at 08:00 local time on November 25, 2022 and is expected to arrive in FRA at 14:25 the same day.
The flight will then depart from FRA as SQ9325 at 15:55 local time and arrive in Singapore at 11:05 local time on November 26, 2022.