Saudi plane crash lands after malfunction

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A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A300 was forced to crash land yesterday after the plane’s landing equipment malfunctioned, Arab News reported.

The plane, which was flying to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport from Medina, declared an emergency and arranged for a belly landing - one where the planes landing gears have not descended - upon arrival.

Khaled Al-Khaibary, a spokesman for the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), said the pilot radioed the control tower upon realising the technical glitch.

The plane was not carrying any civilian passengers and none of the ten crew members were injured.

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Posted by: Abdoul Bachir

These old Airbus 300 by Saudi Arabian Airline are with a good image, must be replaced as soon as possible before any other bigger tragedy with passengers.

Posted by: HZ-AKA

The aircraft is owned and operated by Onur Air of Turkey, and leased by Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Posted by: Joey Fischer

The Airbus 300 is a barely flying antique and should be grounded. Shame on Saudi for even attempting to have this aircraft in anytype of service. These planes are disaster waiting to happen.

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