Saudia Airbus A330-200 makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

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

Saudia Airbus A330-200 makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

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.