JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, which was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka, had to be diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the nose landing gear.
Saudia Airbus A330-200 — leased from Onur Air (reg. TC-OCH) — made an emergency landing at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport with the nose gear retracted.
The aircraft had circled Jeddah for several hours and was forced to make two low passes until it was allowed to land on runway 34R at around 22:00 local time.
The Airbus 330 suffered considerable damage, but passengers were evacuated via emergency slides and no injuries have been reported so far.