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KU A320 Diverts To RKT

Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:32 am

http://www.gulf-news.com/nation/General/10100689.html

KU A320 on route to DXB diverts to RKT, keeps DXB open.

I wonder if this is a SOP requested by DXB CAA ?.
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RE: KU A320 Diverts To RKT

Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:12 am

It may well be while DXB only has one operational runway.
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RE: KU A320 Diverts To RKT

Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:21 am

They had a landing gear fail to extend and so wanted a less busy airport and diverted. Aircraft was evacuated with minor injuries and a small fire, according to local news.
 
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RE: KU A320 Diverts To RKT

Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:48 am

OK, I took a drive up to RKT today to see this for myself.

Apart from it being hosed down by the fire tender (maybe to clean it up), it all looks horribly normal!

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