Saudia Cargo plane veers off runway before takeoff at Maastricht airport

Saudia Cargo flight SV916 skids off runway at Maastricht airport. (Photo courtesy: Saudia Cargo)
Updated 13 November 2017
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Saudia Cargo plane veers off runway before takeoff at Maastricht airport

JEDDAH: Saudia Cargo reported that one of its planes, flight SV916 from Maastricht (Holland) to Jeddah, suffered a technical problem in one of its engines that resulted in the plane veering off the runway during takeoff last night.
The airline reported that the incident did not result in any injuries or damage to cargo or equipment, stating that it is in full cooperation with the relevant authorities investigating the reason for the technical engine fault of the Boeing 747-400, registry TC-ACR.
The aircraft is leased by Saudi Arabian Airlines.


Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Updated 16 October 2018
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Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation
  • The crown prince assured Pompeo that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies"

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, before arriving at Riyadh’s royal palace to talk with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while the crown prince assured him that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies."

The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”

(With AFP)