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.
BREAKING: SV3818 has made a crash landing front landing gear failure in Jeddah pic.twitter.com/QKpHZ0PFmm— Hafedh Al Ghannami (@Hafedh955) May 21, 2018
Saudia Airbus A330-200 leased from Onur Air (TC-OCH) made an emergency landing at Jeddah Airport without its nosegear resulting in damage when nose sank to the ground. Flight #SV3818 made emergency evacuation via slides on the runway. https://t.co/1jmQ6Endfi pic.twitter.com/3wCtM3Dyck— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) May 21, 2018