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Kuwait Airways A320 hits snow, bends nose while landing in Beirut

The Kuwait Airways Airbus-A320 was descending on Beirut's runway at 8,000 feet when the impact occurred

Kuwait Airways A320 hits snow, bends nose while landing in Beirut
Kuwait Airways, in a statement, said the aircraft "was hit by a sudden impact of a mass of snow passing".

A Kuwait Airways aircraft on Sunday hit a "mass of snow" while landing at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport, the airline said in a statement, causing the nose cone to bend. 

The Airbus-A320 was descending on Beirut’s runway at 8,000 feet when the impact occurred.

Kuwait Airways, in a statement, said the aircraft "was hit by a sudden impact of a mass of snow passing". 

After 11 hours on the ground, however, the aircraft was repaired by a technical team, while passengers were transferred to hotels.

It then departed to Kuwait on its scheduled flight KU-501 at 10:30pm local time and was expected to arrive in Kuwait International Airport at 12:50am local time.

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