Saudia forced to ground aircraft in India

Technical problem leaves 270 passengers stranded for over 24 hours.
NEWS, Aviation


Saudi Arabian Airlines has been forced to ground an aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in India due to technical problems, it has been reported.

The national carrier was scheduled to operate a flight from Mumbai to Jeddah yesterday with 270 passengers on board. However, due to the problems, a technical team has been flown from Saudi Arabia to work on the aircraft, which should be cleared to fly later today, according to The Hindu newspaper.

In the meantime, the majority of stranded passengers have been accommodated in various hotels, while 22 of them were flown by a connecting flight to Damascus.

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