Gulf Air technical problems on Abu Dhabi flight

Captain shuts down engine and requests a priority landing in Bahrain.
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Gulf Air has confirmed a technical malfunction onboard one of its Embraer ERJ-170s during a flight from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain at the beginning of this month.

The incident occurred during the approach into Bahrain International Airport on 1st August 2010.

“The captain took the precautionary measure of shutting down one engine and requesting a priority landing. The aircraft landed safely, taxied to its stand and the passengers disembarked normally,” a Gulf Air spokesperson told

“The safety of its passengers and crew is Gulf Air’s number one priority, pilots are trained to international aviation standards and requirements and regularly undergo training simulating such situations. At no point was there any safety risk to passengers, aircraft are designed and loaded to fly on one engine if required.”

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