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.

 

 


Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi terrorists

Updated 25 min 39 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi terrorists

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the southern city of Najran.

The attack is the latest in a series of missile launches targeting densely populated residential areas of Saudi Arabia, including Jazan and Najran, close to the border with Yemen.

Saudi-led Arab coalition’s spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that Saudi aerial defense forces intercepted a missile launched by the Iran-backed militia.

Al-Maliki said that the missile targeted Najran and was aimed at civilian populated areas, but the defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the projectile without any casualties.

The spokesperson added that “this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabia’s security and any regional and international threats.”