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Saudi Arabian Airlines 3818 Suffers Landing Gear Collapse

A few hours ago, Saudi Arabian Airlines 3818's nose landing gear collapsed on an unscheduled landing in Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia at 21:49 local time.

The aircraft took off from Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport on a scheduled flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh. The crew decided to divert to Jeddah just after reaching their cruising altitude of 37,000 feet. The aircraft made two low passes over the airport, presumably so that ATC could visually inspect the landing gear.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330-243 registered TC-ONH, is on lease from Onur Air, and has been damaged from the landing.

This story is still developing, but as of this article being posted, no injuries or fatalities have been reported. It is not known what caused the incident.

Featured photo from the Aviation News Network.