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Jazeera Airways plane collides with 'foreign object'

Posted 29 August 2017 · Add Comment

A Jazeera Airways A320 plane collided with a 'foreign object' on its approach to Kuwait on Sunday.

It has been reported the object may have been a tethered military balloon.

In a statement on Twitter, the airline said that the aircraft travelling from Riyadh, suffered damage to one of its engines when it came into contact with the structure.

However, the plane continued to operate normally and landed in Kuwait without any problems.

The statement from Jazeera Airlines added: “The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance to Jazeera Airways at all times.”

The Civil Aviation Authority is now investigating the incident, with cooperation from Jazeera Airways, and the plane is under repair in Kuwait.

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