SIA flight from London to S'pore diverted to Frankfurt due to technical issue

Pilots made decision to divert plane due to cabin pressurisation issue.

Hannah Martens | November 25, 2022, 11:52 AM

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ317 from London to Singapore was diverted to Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, Nov. 24.

An SIA spokesperson confirmed that the flight was diverted to Frankfurt after take-off due to a technical issue.

The Airbus A380 aircraft was carrying 379 passengers and 27 crew.

The plane departed London before 7:20pm Singapore time.

The diversion occurred about 20 minutes into the flight.

Tweets about the plane making a diversion appeared online at 8:15pm Singapore time.

The pilots made the decision to divert to Frankfurt as a precautionary measure after detecting a cabin pressurisation issue, SIA said.

Footage shot by a passenger inside the plane showed the fuel dumping process in preparation for the landing in Germany.

Photographers on the ground also managed to capture footage of the fuel dumping.

The aircraft landed uneventfully at Frankfurt Airport at around 2pm (Frankfurt time).

It was subsequently grounded for repairs, SIA said.

The affected customers were assisted with hotel accommodations and meals.

A relief flight, SQ9326, was scheduled to depart Singapore at 8am (Singapore time) on Nov. 25 and will arrive in Frankfurt at 2:25pm (Frankfurt time).

The relief flight is expected to depart Frankfurt at 3:55pm (Frankfurt time) on Nov. 25 and arrive in Singapore at 11:05am on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The spokesperson said: "SIA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience this has caused. The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority".

Top photo via @booooookks Twitter & Flightradar24 Twitter