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

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.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.