Saudia pilot dies on flight to Riyadh

Updated 03 March 2016

Saudia pilot dies on flight to Riyadh

RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot died from a heart attack during a flight from Bisha to Riyadh on Monday, the airlines said in a statement on Tuesday.
Waleed Al-Mohammad was piloting SV flight 1734 bound for Riyadh and died before landing his plane at King Khaled International Airport.
His co-pilot, Rami Ben Ghazi, took immediate control of the aircraft and declared a state of emergency. He called for an ambulance and medical staff to be ready when they landed.
Immediately after they landed, the medical staff boarded the plane and announced the pilot’s death, the statement said. The passengers were in no danger at any stage because the co-pilot was qualified to handle the aircraft.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.