Singapore Airlines flight from Melbourne to Wellington cancelled after pilot fails alcohol test

SINGAPORE – A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight was cancelled on Saturday morning (Sept 15) after a pilot failed an alcohol test.

Flight SQ247 was due to depart Australia’s Melbourne at 7am local time and arrive in New Zealand’s Wellington at 12.20pm, but the take-off was abruptly cancelled after the test.

As a result, the return flight SQ248 was also cancelled, said SIA.