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Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Diverts to Bisha due to Medical Emergency

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Bisha, Saudi Arabia, on February 2nd.

The plane heading from from Riyadh to Jazan, Saudi Arabia, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency.

The plane landed safely.


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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 remained unharmed.


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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.


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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 gear.

The plane was evacuated. One passenger sustained serious injuries during evacuation while fifty-two others received minor injuries.


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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 remained unharmed.


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High-Ranking Saudi Prince Dies in Helicopter Crash

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.


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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

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.


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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.


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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.


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Pakistan International Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

piaPakistan 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.


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

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 the landing.

All 10 people onboard remained unharmed.


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Flydubai Plane makes Safe Landing in Saudi Arabia after Flaps Problem

flydubaiFlydubai 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.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Saudi Arabian AirlinesA 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.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi 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 food preparation area of the plane.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All passengers onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were rebooked onto another flight.


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Air Arabia Plane Diverts to Riyadh due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Saudi Arabian AirlinesAir 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 found upon inspection.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines Pilot Dies of Heart Attack During Flight

Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-1734 had to make an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 1st.

The plane, flying from Bisha, was on approach to Riyadh when the captain suffered a heart attack. The co-pilot Rami Ghazi Batabara took over the controls and requested an emergency landing.

The Airbus A321-200 landed uneventfully.

The medical crew examined captain Walid bin Mohammed Al Mohammed and pronounced him dead.

Tunisair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

tunisairTunisair flight TU-914 made an emergency landing at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on February 27th.

The pilots declared emergency after a fire broke out in Airbus A330-200 plane’s left engine. The flight was heading from Medina, Saudi Arabia, to Tunis, Tunisia, at the time.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.


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FlyDubai Plane makes Safe Landing in Saudi Arabia

FlyDubai flight FZ-811 made a safe landing at Abha Regional Airport, Abha, Saudi Arabia, on February 13th.

The Boeing 737-800, flying from Dubai, UAE, was about to reach when the crew noticed 2 missiles coming from the direction of King Khalid Airbase, Abha.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing Due to Technical Failure

Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabian Airlines flight 060 had to make an emergency landing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on November 3.

The Boeing 777 was heading from Toronto, Canada to Riyadh when the pilot requested an emergency landing due to technical failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 301 passengers aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement aircraft for the passengers.


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Egypt Air Plane makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

EgyptAirEgypt Air flight MS-903 diverted to Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, on September 30.

The Airbus A321-200, en-route to Dubai, from Alexandria Borg el Arab, Egypt, had to be diverted in emergency due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely.

All people aboard remained unhurt.


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EgyptAir Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

EgyptAirEgyptAir flight 564 had to make an emergency landing at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Medina, Saudi Arabia, on June 5.

The plane, heading from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cairo, Egypt, was diverted after the pilot reported cracks on its windshield.

The plane landed safely and everyone aboard remained safe.

 


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Cessna Crash-Landed in Saudi Arabia; Two US Pilots Injured

A private Cessna aircraft, carrying 2 American pilots, crash landed near King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 3.

Khaled al-Khaibari, spokesperson for the General Authority of Civil Aviation, confirmed that the pilot asked for an emergency landing because the plane was running out of fuel. However, he could not make it to the airport and crash landed near the runway. The plane was travelling from Hurghada, Egypt at the time.

The pilot and the co-pilot, both U.S. citizens, sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. Their names have not been released.

The aircraft’s right wing was slightly damaged.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines Lands On Nose


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Contact photographer Ian Clarke

What: Saudi Arabian Airlines/Onur Air Airbus A300-600 en route from Madinah to Jeddah
Where: Jeddah
When: May 1 2012
Who: 10 crew
Why: Pilots had an indication of unsafe nose gear and landed without nose gear at Jeddah at 12:55. Emergency crew (reported as “civil defense but that could have been a translation error” sprayed the runway. The crew disembarked via slides. There were no injuries reported.

The flight was “a special flight from the western town,” with ten crew and no passengers. We assume a ferry flight.

The video shows mobile stairs that are up for the post flight check-up, but notice the steep angle of the slide at the rear of the plane.


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Saudi Runway Incursion


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Contact photographer J.C.A.M – Singapore Aviation Spotters

What: Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-300 en route from Riyadh to Madinah
Where: Madinah
When: Feb 16th 2011
Who: 265 passengers
Why: On landing at Madinah, the plane veered off runway 17 and had a runway excursion on the left of the runway.

The left hand flaps of the plane were damaged. Passengers disembarked on to the runway. No injuries were reported.

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