Saudia Airbus A330-200 makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

Flight SV3818, heading from Medinah to Dhaka, made an emergency evacuation via slides on the runway. (Video Screenshot)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Saudia Airbus A330-200 makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818 was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka
  • The aircraft had circled Jeddah for several hours and was forced to make two low passes

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear.

Saudia Airbus A330-200 — leased from Onur Air (reg. TC-OCH) — made an emergency landing at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport with the nose gear retracted.

The aircraft had circled Jeddah for several hours and was forced to make two low passes until it was allowed to land on runway 34R at around 22:00 local time.

The Airbus 330 suffered considerable damage, but passengers were evacuated via emergency slides and no injuries have been reported so far.

 

 


King Salman approves hosting of US troops in Saudi Arabia to enhance regional security

Updated 10 min 57 sec ago
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King Salman approves hosting of US troops in Saudi Arabia to enhance regional security

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved hosting US forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

In a tweet, the ministry said Saudi Arabia and the United States are "strengthen(ing) their longstanding partnership in (the) face of regional threats."

 

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