Scoot flight bound for Singapore diverted to Chennai due to cargo smoke warning

According to news reports, a Scoot flight that was bound for Singapore on Monday, May 20, was diverted to Chennai International Airport.

This was due to a cargo smoke warning being triggered mid-flight.

The Airbus A320 aircraft, which had 165 passengers on board, was travelling from Tiruchirappalli in India. 

Photo courtesy: Scoot
Photo courtesy: Scoot

​Flight TR567, which Scoot said was diverted as a precaution, landed safely in Chennai at about 3.40am local time.

“The aircraft has been grounded for investigations and preliminary assessment indicates a false warning,” the budget arm of Singapore Airlines added. 

The carrier has arranged for a replacement flight to transport passengers from Chennai to Singapore. The plane has departed the Chennai International Airport on Monday, May 20, at 3.30pm local time. 

“The safety of our customers are of Scoot’s highest consideration. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” Scoot said.