Scoot flight to Sydney turns back to Singapore after indicator light appears
A Scoot flight scheduled to depart for Sydney at 1.45am was turned back to Changi Airport earlier this morning.
A Scoot spokesman told The New Paper: "Flight TZ2 to Sydney turned back when an indicator light appeared in the cockpit."
A passenger on board the plane, Mr Shannon Tan, said that the flight turned back at about 2.45am.
"As a precaution, the flight crew made the decision to bring the aircraft back to Singapore to have the indicator checked out," said Scoot.
The airline also added that the affected aircraft was swopped with a new aircraft.
"All the passengers were transferred to the new aircraft and a new set of crew was deployed to operate the flight," said the spokesman.
The flight eventually took off at 9.43am - almost 8 hours after the initial departure time.
The return flight from Sydney to Singapore will be delayed as a result.
Scoot said: "The affected aircraft was checked out by engineers and the indicator light was found to be benign."