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Algerian jet in aborted landing over cabin water leak

Airline confirmed a technical problem prompted the return to Algiers airport

Algerian jet in aborted landing over cabin water leak

An Algerian aircraft was forced to return to Algier's airport after passengers reported water leaking on the floor of the aircraft, it was reported.

"An Air Algerie Boeing 737-800, registration 7T-VKI performing flight AH-6292 from Algiers to Djanet (Algeria) with 104 people on board, was climbing out of Algier's runway 27 when the crew stopped the climb at about FL110 due to passenger observations of some leaking water at the cabin floor. The aircraft returned to Algiers for a safe landing on runway 23 about 35 minutes after departure, according to The Aviation Herald.

The airline confirmed a technical problem prompted the return to the airport, the report added.

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