|Not so efficient after all …|
BUKIT LANJAN: Hello, what happened to ‘super efficient’ kiasu Singapore at Changi!
If it happened at KLIA, all hell would have broken loose among political doomsayers and they will be baying for the resignation of the Transport Minister.
It must be most embarrassing for Changi and Singapore to stomach such a slip up, thereby denting aviation safety at the so-called world’s best international airport.
Two aircraft, Scoot and Emirates, were involved in a minor collision on Changi’s tarmac, grounding both jets. No one was injured in the collision.
“What happened to super efficient Singaporeans? Obviously something had gone wrong with Changi’s ground aviation control for such a collision to happen,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.
He said humans were prone to making mistakes and “it is therefore not necessary to look up at Singaporeans’ ‘super efficient’ image as a global standard.
“Likewise, it is also best to view mistakes with positive criticisms, not with negative and hostile emotions,” he added.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “there is a lesson to learn for both state and federal governments”.
“Rectify weaknesses and learn from mistakes to improve administrations. It is counter productive to press the denial mode, try to hide or offer excuses for boo boos.
“Just admit and rectify mistakes. That boosts public confidence in public administrations,” he said, adding that responding positively to public complaints is what an efficient administration projects.
Here’s a news report on the “Changi jet collision” posted by The Star Online:
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 | MYT 4:06 PM
Scoot, Emirates planes involved in minor collision at Changi Airport
|An Emirates plane and a Scoot aircraft came into contact at Changi Airport in the early hours of March 30, 2017.|
A Scoot spokesman said flight TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. All 303 passengers and 11 crew were safe and put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am.
Scoot is a Singaporean low-cost long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines.
The spokesman said the left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is undergoing repairs.
"We are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident," she said.
The Emirates Airbus 380, flight EK405, was bound for Dubai when the incident occurred.
A spokesman for the airline said that the plane was "slightly damaged" and will need repairs.
As a result, all affected passengers have been rebooked on alternative flights.
She said: "Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused. However, the safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance."
A spokesman for Changi Airport Group said the airport is working with relevant authorities to investigate the incident. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network"