Saudi Arabian Airlines plane in collision with tow-truck

Boeing 777 was due to take-off from Jeddah airport when it smashed into maintenance vehicle
Saudi Arabian Airlines plane in collision with tow-truck
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By Daniel Shane
Mon 29 Apr 2013 10:25 AM

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was involved in a collision with a tow-truck at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport on Sunday, it has been reported.

According to English language Arab News, the Boeing 777 aircraft was bound for Riyadh when it hit a maintenance vehicle shortly before take-off.

“All passengers on SV1036 flight are safe,” Khaled Al-Khaibari, a spokesman for the kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation, told the newspaper.

All passengers on board were removed from the plane and continued their journey on a different aircraft, Al-Khaibari added. “All of them reached their destination safely.”

Earlier this month, a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Riyadh had to be diverted to Muscat after a fire false alarm, resulting in a delay of more than nine hours.

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