The flight with 400 passengers on-board was forced to return to the gate after being cleared for takeoff when a passenger became agitated.
Filipino woman began experiencing abdominal pain and contractions on Saudia flight
The single runway was closed from 8.34pm to 8.54pm, delaying seven departures and eight arrivals, according to Bangalore International Airport Limited, operator of KIA.
The flight, which had departed Paris bound for Mumbai, landed at 5pm local time after the pilot’s declared an emergency.
The Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet had 73 passengers and five crew on board when it was forced to turn back to the airport due to a ‘technical fault’, more than half were killed in the ensuing fire.
The Boeing 737 airliner had just arrived from Guantanamo Bay to a military base in Jacksonville, Florida when it attempted a landing amidst a heavy thunderstorm
In a statement given in court, Song said he noticed the emergency exit door and though it was an extra exit the crew had forgotten about.
Footage from inside the plane shows the pilot telling passengers he had "lost two screens" and was running the risk of "flying blind" because some of the aircraft's mechanisms were overheating.
The engine of the Boeing 737 operated by Russia's Utair caught fire as the plane was being pushed back from the terminal prior to take off. The incident was captured on video and shared on Instagram.
The incident comes on the heels of the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March, which prompted a global ban on the operation of the 737 Max models.
Viking Sky issued a distress call at 1pm local time Saturday amid high winds and rough seas according to statement by the operating company Viking Ocean Cruises.
Saudi Arabian Air Traffic Control was left almost speechless over the weekend when a Saudia Airlines passenger jet declared an emergency shortly after take-off.
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