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Saudi Private Airline Emergency Landing In KHI  
User currently offlinetalhajawaid From Pakistan, joined Nov 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10455 times:

Did a search but could not find this posted.

Earlier today, Saudi private airliner made an emergency landing at KHI airport. Link below.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail...gency-landing-at-Karachi-airport--

The article mentions problems with the landing gear and judging from the photo provided, it looks like the nose gear collapsed. The article also mentions that the plane was flying from UET (Quetta, Pakistan) to TUU (Tabuk, Saudi Arabia).

What I find strange is that why would an aircraft having problems with its gear retracting would continue all the way to KHI and not go back to UET? UET is approx. 320nm from KHI.

Also, it is unclear from the picture which airline is involved. I believe it must be a charter as there are no scheduled direct flights between the two airports. The aircraft looks like an MD-80 to me.

Anyone with more info please shed light on this. Which airline and aircraft type was involved. Who/What was it carrying?

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User currently onlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3479 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10291 times:
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Lots of things i do not understand here.
The plane was flying from Tabook Saudi Arabia to UET that is a long way to find an airport for an emergency landing. Why not JED, RUH, DAMMAM?
A Private Saudi Airline? Never knew they exist.
A Saudi private MD80 search the web for one could not find the registration.



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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10267 times:

Further details are on The Aviation Herald: AMC MD83 at Karachi on Dec 25th 2011, landed without nose gear.

Darren



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User currently offlinetalhajawaid From Pakistan, joined Nov 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10257 times:

Yes, things do not seem to add up here. Its quite possible the media has got it all wrong. I cannot find any more info about this incident.

User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10235 times:

AMC is an Egyptian Charter Operator.


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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1881 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9964 times:

On Youtube there is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TpCzk6G_mGM

I'm surprised that there were now firefighters...


User currently offlinetalhajawaid From Pakistan, joined Nov 2011, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9822 times:

Thanks for the video link

As per the video, the nose wheel failed to retract before landing at UET. The aircraft was then diverted to KHI where it made an emergency landing with its nose gear still up. The aircraft was chartered by the Governer of Tabuk and was carrying his hunting gear as well as 72 passengers.

Also, the video mentions that the aircraft belongs to Saudi Airlines, which in fact is not true. The aircraft belongs to AMC Airlines, an Egyptian charter operator.


User currently offlinePA727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9359 times:
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Just curious, there's a Jet Blue a/c parked at the terminal in the video. Any lease/mission info to explain its presence at KHI?

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9335 times:

Quoting PA727 (Reply 7):
Just curious, there's a Jet Blue a/c parked at the terminal in the video. Any lease/mission info to explain its presence at KHI?

That's not JetBlue, that's Air Blue.



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User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8287 times:

Way too many incidents for this airline and especially with their MDs. They had one in Istanbul and one in Khartoum not so long ago. That's number three in the past 5 years. Not good.


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User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7616 times:

I suspect they choose KHI over UET for possibility of using maintenance at the airport?


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User currently offlinezainmax From Pakistan, joined Jul 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

This is the video I made from roof and on the tarmac during retrieval.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70LYVJEHxZ0



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

nice video zainmax............the a/c seemed to stop quite quickly as well which was a good thing. The fact that they have had 3in the last 5 years is a bad thing ( as per info from RJAF)

Glad everyone was ok



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6236 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
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At least it seems their pilots are pretty good.

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