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Saudia Flight With 297 Passengers Catches Fire During Peshawar Landing

On Thursday, a Saudia flight from Riyadh to Peshawar encountered a dangerous situation upon landing at Peshawar International Airport in Pakistan. The aircraft, carrying over 200 passengers, experienced smoke emanating from one of its tires. In an official statement, Saudi Airlines clarified, “its aircraft, flying from Riyadh to Peshawar on flight number SV792, experienced smoke […]

Watch: Saudia Flight With 297 Passengers Catches Fire During Peshawar Landing
Watch: Saudia Flight With 297 Passengers Catches Fire During Peshawar Landing

On Thursday, a Saudia flight from Riyadh to Peshawar encountered a dangerous situation upon landing at Peshawar International Airport in Pakistan. The aircraft, carrying over 200 passengers, experienced smoke emanating from one of its tires. In an official statement, Saudi Airlines clarified, “its aircraft, flying from Riyadh to Peshawar on flight number SV792, experienced smoke emanating from one of the tires during landing at Peshawar International Airport in Pakistan. The aircraft was immediately stopped, and the relevant authorities were notified. All guests and crew were safely evacuated through the evacuation slide.”

The prompt response the Saudia flight authoorities ensured the safety of all on board, and the aircraft is now undergoing a thorough technical evaluation by specialists. The airline emphasized, “This includes repairs, along with comprehensive inspections and subsequent tests, to ensure its safety.”

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, an American Airlines flight bound for Phoenix, Arizona, faced a similar tire-related scare. American Airlines Flight 590, preparing to depart from Tampa International Airport in Florida, experienced a tire burst just before takeoff. The incident occurred around 7:50 am local time, leading to an aborted takeoff and an immediate evacuation of the aircraft.

A spokesperson for the airline reported, “American Airlines Flight 590 aborted its takeoff from Tampa International Airport around 7:50 am local time on Wednesday, July 10, after the crew reported multiple blown tires. Passengers were deplaned on the taxiway and bussed to the terminal.” Fortunately, all 174 passengers and six crew members on board were unharmed.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also released a statement, highlighting the quick actions taken by the flight crew to prevent a major mishap.

These incidents underscore the critical importance of rigorous maintenance checks and the preparedness of flight crews to handle emergencies. While both situations ended without injury, they serve as reminders of the inherent risks in air travel and the necessity for ongoing vigilance in aviation safety protocols.

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