Emergency slide deploys as flight taxis out for departure

Singapore Airlines plane.
Singapore Airlines plane. Photo credit: Getty

A flight on its way to Melbourne was aborted after the emergency slide deployed whilst taxiing out of the terminal.

The Singapore Airlines flight was leaving the gate at Changi Airport on Friday when the emergency slide accidentally deployed.

A passenger told Straits Times he heard a loud bang and the sound of wind rushing.

"The plane then stopped accelerating and stayed on the tarmac. They temporarily closed the door and headed back to the gate and are now changing the plane."

The aircraft returned to the terminal and was rescheduled to leave later in the evening.

None of the passengers or crew were injured.