Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300 Veers Off Runway In Munich – Investigation Launched

Concerns Raised Over Latest Aviation Incident

04.11.2011

An incident in which a Boeing 777-300ER veered off the runway at Munich airport needs to be fully investigated as soon as possible, specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have demanded.

The Singapore Airlines flight SQ327 travelling from Manchester to the German city and was coming down to land yesterday afternoon (November 3rd) when it slid off the runway and came to rest on grass.

Although it was originally expected to depart for Singapore later in the day, the company decided to make alternative travel arrangements for the 200 passengers on board following the incident. No details have yet been given on a potential cause.

Jim Morris, a former RAF pilot and Partner in Irwin Mitchell’s London office who specialises in aviation law, said the incident was a cause for concern coming just days after a Boeing 767 operated by LOT Polish airlines crash-landed in Warsaw after an apparent mechanical failure with the undercarriage.

The expert, who represents victims injured in aviation accidents in the UK and abroad, said: “While this incident was fortunately not too serious, there is of course a clear need for answers to be provided about how and why this came to occur.

“It is a particular concern that this happened so soon after the problems seen with on a LOT Polish airlines flight, in which the actions of the crew ensured that all of those on board were returned to the ground without suffering any serious harm.

“We hope that investigations are able to determine whether any mechanical fault could have played a role in this latest incident, with a view to ensuring that other Boeing aircraft will not experience the same issues in the future.”