Passengers aboard a double-decker Airbus 380 had to disembark after a truck broke down while towing the world's largest commercial airliner into position on the tarmac, Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Friday.
The plane was disconnected from the truck and went onto the grass verge of the Changi Airport tarmac Thursday night, said a statement from the national carrier.
There were 446 passengers on the SQ221 flight, SIA said. No one was injured.
The 73-metre-long plane needed to be repositioned on the tarmac and inspected for damage. The passengers were taken back to the new terminal at the airport, which opened Wednesday.
"It is too early to know the cause of the incident, but Singapore Airlines will investigate this quickly," and is filing reports with the appropriate authorities, the statement said.
Arrangements were made for passengers to continue the flight aboard a Boeing 747-400.
SIA became the first airline to fly the super jumbo commercially in October. ( Dpa )