Wednesday, 17 January 2018 07:19 GMT

Fire forces Saudia jet to return

(MENAFN - Arab News) Taif-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was forced to return to its original destination after a fire broke out on board on Friday.The fire originated in the plane's kitchen 40 minutes after takeoff forcing the pilot to return to Riyadh as a precautionary measure.The cabin crew was able to immediately douse the flames. 'The fire caused no damages or casualties since it was confined to the oven inside the kitchen" said the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) in a statement.'All of the passengers on board left the plane upon arrival in Riyadh and two cabin crew members are being treated for exposure to the fumes" said the statement.

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