Bad weather causes S'pore-bound Tiger Airways flight to be diverted to Batam

Bad weather causes S'pore-bound Tiger Airways flight to be diverted to Batam

SINGAPORE - On Saturday night (Sep 20), a Tiger Airways flight en route to Singapore had to be diverted to Batam due to bad weather conditions.

Flying from Hong Kong International Airport, flight TR2067 was initially supposed to land in Singapore at 10.30pm on Saturday.

But the captain of the aircraft had to make a call for the flight to be diverted to Batam after two unsuccessful landing attempts.

Eventually, the plane landed at 11.36pm in Bintan. While waiting for the weather to improve, The Straits Times reported that the aircraft refuelled.

A Tiger Airways spokesman commented that because of "inclement weather and the presence of windshear", the flight had to be diverted.

According to The Straits Times, the aircraft, which had 172 passengers on board, landed safely in Singapore at 2.41am on Sunday.

stephluo@sph.com.sg

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