Saudia passenger plane encounters incident while landing at Peshawar airport in Pakistan


(MENAFN) A Saudia passenger plane encountered a harrowing incident as it landed at Peshawar airport in Pakistan, where a fire broke out in its front landing gear. The aircraft, which had departed from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with 276 passengers and 21 crew onboard, faced immediate emergency protocols as smoke was detected from one of its tires during landing.

Prompt action by the flight crew ensured the aircraft was stopped safely on the runway, and all passengers and crew were swiftly evacuated using emergency slides. Thankfully, fire services acted swiftly to extinguish the fire, preventing any further escalation of the situation.

In response to the incident, Saudia issued an official statement clarifying that flight SV792 experienced complications with its landing gear upon arrival in Peshawar. The airline emphasized that safety protocols were rigorously followed, with immediate notification to relevant authorities and the safe evacuation of everyone onboard.

The airline reassured the public that the seven-year-old aircraft is currently undergoing comprehensive technical inspections and rigorous testing to ensure it meets all safety standards before resuming operations. This incident highlights the critical importance of preparedness and effective emergency response measures in ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers and crew during air travel.

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