Dhaka-bound

Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing

MNA National Desk: A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent retraction of its nose gear.

The plane sustained little damage when its nose sank to the ground while landing. Medical teams at the airport treated 70 passengers while four others were taken to the health centre, Saudi Gazette reports.

Abdurahman Al-Tayyib, a spokesman for Saudia, said that SV3818 flight, which was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka, developed some malfunction of the hydraulic system at around 8pm Monday and was diverted to Jeddah airport, Al-Madinah daily reported.

Al-Tayyib said that the flight made emergency evacuation. There were 141 passengers on board in addition to 10 crew members.

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