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Egypt Air Flight Returns to Saudi Arabia due to Smoke in Cockpit

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Flight Returns to Saudi Arabia due to Smoke in Cockpit

Egypt Air flight MS-640 had to return for an emergency landing in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on August 4th. The Airbus A330-200 plane took off for Cairo, Egypt, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All fifty passengers and ten crew members remained safe.... »

Nesma Airlines Plane Overruns Runway in Abha, Saudi Arabia

Sunday, April 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Nesma Airlines Plane Overruns Runway in Abha, Saudi Arabia

Nesma Airlines flight NE-154 overran the end of runway in Abha, Saudi Arabia, on April 28th. The incident happened after the Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Cairo, Egypt, landed during thunderstorms. The plane was towed to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. The incident is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Landing Gear Problem

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Landing Gear Problem

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-768 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on April 23rd. The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Chennai, India, was diverted due to indication of a landing gear problem. The plane landed uneventfully. All 127 people aboard remained safe. Download article... »

Turkish Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Failure

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Failure

Turkish Airlines flight TK-98 made an emergency landing in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on April 3rd. The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Istanbul, Turkey, was on approach to Medina when the crew requested assistance due to a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely and was towed to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article... »

Pakistan International Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, November 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pakistan International Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-760 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 11th. The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Lahore, Pakistan, was diverted after it lost cabin pressure. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Sudanese Transport Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia due to Technical Problem

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Sudanese transport aircraft had to divert and make a safe emergency landing at Al-Baha Domestic Airport, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia, on August 25th. The Sudan bound Antonov 12 was mid air when it had to be diverted due to a technical problem in one of its engines. One of the plane’s tyres burst during... »

Flydubai Plane makes Safe Landing in Saudi Arabia after Flaps Problem

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Flydubai Plane makes Safe Landing in Saudi Arabia after Flaps Problem

Flydubai flight FZ-867 made a safe landing at King Fahd International Airport, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on July 20th. The Boeing 737-800, en-route from Dubai, UAE, was on approach to Dammam when the crew reported issues with its flaps. The plane landed at a higher than normal speed. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article... »

Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Monday, May 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, on May 8th. The plane took off for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
By George Hatcher
Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-1794 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Abha Regional Airport, Abha, Asir, Saudi Arabia, on April 3rd. The Airbus A320-200, en-route from Jazan to Dammam, was mid-air when it had to divert after the crew was reported that there had been fumes of light emitted from the... »

Air Arabia Plane Diverts to Riyadh due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Friday, March 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Arabia Plane Diverts to Riyadh due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Air Arabia flight 185 made an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 17th. The plane, en-route from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to Taif, Saudi Arabia, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication. The plane landed safely. All 168 passengers remained unhurt. No evidence of fire was... »

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