Saudi Arabia

Jet Airways Flight Rejects Takeoff From Riyadh

Saturday, August 4, 2018
By George Hatcher
Jet Airways Flight Rejects Takeoff From Riyadh

Jet Airways flight 9W-523 had to reject takeoff from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on August 3rd. The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Mumbai, India, when the crew rejected takeoff. The plane veered off the runway and came to stop on soft ground. All one hundred and forty-two passengers and seven crew members... »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah

Thursday, August 2, 2018
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah

Turkish Airlines flight TK-748 made an emergency landing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 28th. The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Istanbul, Turkey, to Mahe, Seychelles, was diverted due to an engine oil problem. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah; 53 Injured

Thursday, May 24, 2018
By George Hatcher
Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah; 53 Injured

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-3818 made an emergency landing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on May 21st. The plane heading from Medina, Saudi Arabia, to Dhaka, Bangladesh, was diverted due to a hydraulic failure. On approach to Jeddah, the crew received an unsafe gear indication and entered a hold. The plane subsequently landed without nose... »

Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah

Monday, December 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Jeddah

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-21 had to return and make an emergency landing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 9th. The Boeing 777-300 plane took off for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, but had to turn back due to a tail strike indication. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members... »

High-Ranking Saudi Prince Dies in Helicopter Crash

Monday, November 6, 2017
By George Hatcher

A helicopter carrying a Saudi prince and seven government officials crashed in Asir province of Saudi Arabia, on November 5th. The incident happened when Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was conducting an aerial inspection of local infrastructure projects near Abha. All eight people aboard were killed in the crash.... »

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 »

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