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Mid-air fight causes ministers' Riyadh flight to be cancelled

A plane carrying three Egyptian ministers to the Saudi capital was forced to turn back after a fight broke out

Mid-air fight causes ministers' Riyadh flight to be cancelled
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A fight between three Saudi passengers caused a plane carrying Arab ministers to cancel its scheduled landing in Riyadh, security officials told Arab News.

The fight caused the ministers, from Egypt, to miss an official meeting as part of the Egyptian-Saudi Coordination Council in Riyadh.

When the pilot told authorities at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport about the fight, he was refused permission to land and forced to return to Cairo, the daily said.

Legal action was being pursued against the three passengers, sources said.

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