EgyptAir Flight from Cairo Blows Tire during Landing in Saudi Arabia

Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst during landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (AFP file photo)
Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst during landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (AFP file photo)
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EgyptAir Flight from Cairo Blows Tire during Landing in Saudi Arabia

Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst during landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (AFP file photo)
Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst during landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. (AFP file photo)

An EgyptAir jetliner blew out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination early Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s national carrier said. No causalities were reported.

Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international airport early Sunday and one of its tires burst during landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, EgyptAir said in a statement.

The Boeing 738 made a safe landing on the runway and all passengers have disembarked the airplane with no injuries reported, the statement said.

The airline didn’t elaborate on what caused the problem, and said an examination and maintenance of the plane were underway.



Kuwait to Bring One Citizen, Residents into Custody over Fire in Foreign Workers Accommodation

Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers (AFP Photo)
Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers (AFP Photo)
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Kuwait to Bring One Citizen, Residents into Custody over Fire in Foreign Workers Accommodation

Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers (AFP Photo)
Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers (AFP Photo)

Kuwaiti prosecutors asked on Thursday to bring one citizen and a number of residents into protective custody over accusations of manslaughter due to safety negligence after a fire in a building housing foreign workers killed 49 and injured another 49, state news agency (KUNA) said.

Later, Kuwait's fire service said an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that killed the people in a building housing foreign workers on Wednesday.