Saudi Press Agency (SPA) Ignores Emergency Landing In Saudi Arabia - Saudi
Gazette Coverage Doesn't Mention Israel
Dr. Aaron Lerner 29 August 2023
While the Saudi Government's Saudi Press Agency (SPA) did not run any story
about the emergency landing, the Saudi Gazette covers the story without
mentioning that the Air Seychelles plane was full of Israelis on the way to
Seychelles plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah
August 29, 2023
JEDDAH - An Air Seychelles plane had to make an emergency landing at King
Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah after encountering a
technical fault on Monday. The plane landed successfully, and all the
passengers and crew are safe.
The KAIA announced that the airport control tower had received a distress
call from an Air Seychelles plane (No. SET022) to make an emergency landing
after occurring a smell of smoke in the cockpit at 8:12 pm on Monday.
The airport confirmed that a number 2 state of emergency was declared with
all the readiness was in place to provide assistance to the plane. The
emergency operational management room at the airport was activated and the
plane landed safely at 8:40 pm local time.
The KAIA said in a statement that Air Seychelles is working to secure a
replacement plane, and the six crew members were served and transferred to
the hotel. All the 128 passengers and three children were accommodated at
the hotel of KAIA Terminal 1.
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