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23 April 2024

Passenger jet caught in sand at airport


A Saudi aircraft with 103 passengers on board was stuck in sand at Kuwait international airport after it entered the wrong lane while heading for the airport terminal.

Airport officials said the Nas Air plane has just landed and taxied towards the terminal when it mistakenly entered a construction area despite warning boards installed there.

“It entered an area where we are carrying out maintenance and construction work despite the many warning boards installed there,” Isam Al Zamil, director of the Kuwait airport operations, told the official news agency Kuna.

“I don’t know how the pilot got into that area as the boards were clearly visible and weather conditions were good…the plane got stuck in sand there and we have to wait for another Nas aircraft to come and take the transit passengers to Saudi Arabia.”