12 Mar '11, 2pm

[CNA] First flights arrive in S'pore from Tokyo since quake

[CNA] First flights arrive in S'pore from Tokyo since quake

SINGAPORE: The first flights to reach Singapore from Tokyo, since the quake struck, have landed safely in Singapore. When Lilian Lam arrived at Narita International Airport four hours before her scheduled flight on Friday, she had no idea she would end up spending the night there. The earthquake struck just as she was about to check in. "We were so afraid, the whole panes, everything was shaking, and then when we went out, subsequently another 15, 20 minutes, it happened again, and then we were stranded in the airport for almost 20 over hours," she said. Another passenger, Laetitia Wong, said: "We heard really loud noises like the ceiling was about to drop, and everyone was just asking everyone else to run out...the lines were all jammed, so I literally had to call about a hundred times before I could reach my family. But I'm glad to be back." With public transport cut off...

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