Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Damaged at NAIA due to Glenda

In the midst of Typhoon Glenda (Typhoon Ramassun), a Singapore Airlines jet sustained some damage while parked at gate 6 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal 1.  As a result of strong winds, the aerobridge was reported to 'come into contact' with Singapore Airlines' Boeing 777-200 aircraft with registration 9V-SRJ.  

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According to Twitter user, raoulesperas, the left engine and wing of the Singapore Airlines aircraft sustained some damage.  However at the time of contact, no passengers or crew were on-board.

Additionally, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 737-800 was also damaged as it was forced into a 45-degree turn and hit a staircase at the cargo terminal.  

As a result of the damage to both aircraft, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines declared that they will be unable to fly.  According to Singapore Airlines, passengers on SQ915, the flight that the aircraft was scheduled to operate, would be rebooked on a later flight in order to minimise disruption to their travel plans. Singapore Airlines also said that they will continue to monitor the situation and issue advisories on schedule changes or cancellations.

Gates 101 to 106 at NAIA Terminal 3 were also reported to sustain some minor damage from the typhoon. Typhoon Glenda was the first major storm to directly hit the Metro Manila area in 2014.  As a result of the storm, more than 50 flights had to be cancelled. There were also reports of Philippine Airlines' wide body aircraft being moved to other airports for safety.  

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