29 injured as plane makes emergency landing in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 07:14

Riyadh: At least 29 passengers sustained injuries Sunday morning during their plane`s emergency landing due to a technical fault in the western Saudi city of Medina, Xinhua quoted Saudi Press Agency as saying.
With 315 passengers onboard, Saudi Arabian Airline`s Boeing 767 from Iran`s Mashhad, failed to open its right rear wheels when landing at Medina`s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, said Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khibiri, a spokesperson of the Saudi Civil Aviation.
He attributed the injuries to the passengers` rush during evacuation, adding that among the injured, 11 were sent to hospital and the other 18 with minor injuries were treated at the airport`s clinic.

IANS


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