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Kuwaiti plane makes emergency landing in Dubai

The airline reported flight KU-361 suffered a technical defect in one of the engines, the Aviation Herald reported.
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A Kuwait Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Dubai after the pilot detected an engine problem, according to the Aviation Herald.

The A300-600 was travelling from Kuwait City to Colombo, Sri Lanka, when the crew decided to divert to Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum, in Dubai World Central.

The airline reported flight KU-361 suffered a technical defect in one of the engines, the Herald reported.

A replacement A300-600 was sent to continue the flight KU1361, and landed in Colombo nearly 15 hours late.

The problem aircraft was still in Dubai 25 hours after landing, the Herald said.

The airline has recently received its first new planes in 17 years. They were A320s, while it also has A350-900, A320-neos on order, as well as 10 wide-body 777-300ER from Boeing.

It is believed the damaged plane was from its old fleet.

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