Door of Scoot aircraft damaged during maintenance at Changi Airport

SCREENCAP: Jetline Marvel/Facebook
SCREENCAP: Jetline Marvel/Facebook

A door on a Scoot 787 aircraft “sustained some damage” as it prepared for routine maintenance work at Singapore Changi Airport, said a spokesman for the budget airline on Monday (8 January).

No passengers were involved and no injuries were sustained while an investigation has been convened. Consequently, we do not expect major disruption to our operating network,” the Scoot spokesman added.

The damaged door is currently under repair, he added, without specifying the date of the incident. According to aviation website Flightglobal, the incident occurred on Sunday.

Photos posted on Facebook page Jetline Marvel in the early hours of Monday showed damage to a door on a Scoot aircraft. The post wrote that the “airplane (wheel) chocks were removed before the airtug was connected”. As a result, the aircraft rolled back and hit an aerobridge, it added.

Wheel chocks are wedges placed against a vehicle to prevent accidental movement, while a tug is typically used to pull an aircraft.

A unit of the Singapore Airlines Group, Scoot currently has a fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 24 Airbus 320s.