SINGAPORE - A Lufthansa Airways A380 Airbus crashed into a boarding bridge at Changi Airport last night, fortunately nobody was hurt.
Shin Min Daily reported that the accident occured at around 11pm at the waiting area of the airport's Terminal 2.
According to eye-witnesses, the plane's wing hit the boarding bridge for an unknown reason just as it was moving out of its lot for takeoff.
A spokesperson for the Changi Airport group confirmed that the wing of the Lufthansa plane striked the boarding bridge, the Chinese daily reported.
The reporter tried contacting the Lufthansa office at the airport, but did not receive any response.
Apparently, the Lufthansa A380 Airbus had flown into Singapore Oct 31.
Lufthansa arranged for all passengers on board to stay in a hotel after the accident, and absorbed the travel cost of those passengers who had to switch to other flights, a man only identified as Mr Wong, told the paper.
Mr Wong's two British friends had originally prepared to fly out on the affected flight, but due to the unexpected incident, they had to switch to a Singapore Airlines flight which left this morning at 9am.
He revealed that his friends were a middle-aged couple who are both working professionals and were on a holiday in Singapore.
The incident also caused another Lufthansa's departure at 11.55pm to Frankfurt, Germany, to be delayed.
This is not the first time a Lufthansa plane has encountered some problems.
On June 6, an Airbus A380 flying in from Hong Kong developed some faults after takeoff and was forced to return to the Hong Kong airport.