Saudia A333 near Dammam on Apr 23rd 2017, gear problem

Last Update: April 24, 2017 / 20:43:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-768

Destination
Chennai, India

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration HZ-AQK performing flight SV-768 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Chennai (India) with 127 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 180nm eastsoutheast of Damman (Saudi Arabia) when the crew received indication of a landing gear malfunction and decided to divert to Dammam. The aircraft descended to Fl160 for the diversion and entered a hold for 60 minutes, then positioned for the approach to Dammam and landed safely on Dammam's runway 34R about two hours after the decision to divert.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration HZ-AQD reached Chennai with a delay of 5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 23, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SV-768

Destination
Chennai, India

Aircraft Registration
HZ-AQK

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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