Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Flight delayed as fuel truck hits aircraft accidentally
December 10, 2012 , 4 : 00 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
A fuel truck accidentally hit an Emirates Airline aircraft at the Muscat International Airport on Monday morning. The incident caused damage to the outer cover of the Emirates aircraft which was supposed to take off for Dubai at 10.55am on Monday.
"The aircraft had just landed from Dubai International Airport and we were in a process of starting the boarding when the incident happened," a senior official of Muscat International Airport said. The driver of the fuel truck accidently hit the engine of the aircraft while taking out his vehicle after refuelling.
"We couldn't take any chances so we immediately informed the engineers who are stationed at the airport. They arrived quickly and repaired the aircraft," the official said. After the repairs, the aircraft was given a fit certificate before taking off for Dubai. "The Muscat-Dubai flight was supposed to leave at 10.55am but left Muscat International Airport around 3pm after a four-hour delay," the official added.
The airport official said that the passengers were briefed about the delay and were given refreshments and lunch at the airport. "We even gave them phone cards so that they could call up their family members and inform them about the delay," the official said. There were more than 180 passengers in that flight and some of them had a connecting flight from Dubai International Airport. "All of them were taken care off," a senior official of Emirates Airline said.
Rate this Article
Rates : 2, Average : 3.5
Latest in this section
Sultanate’s openness and tolerance lauded
Six infiltrators held with drugs in Musandam
Toyota’s executive vice-president praises Saud Bahwan Group
Cellphone thief held
Tenders worth over OMR25m awarded for several projects
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter ImageText here:
No Comments Posted
TOP RATED ARTICLES
India lifts anti-dumping duty on Oman’s polypropylene export
Filipino expats in Oman raise funds for Haiyan victims
Times News Service
‘Sohar Port meets pollution norms’
Fahad Al Mukrashi
Two sentenced to jail in Sohar for corruption
Romania riot police clear shale gas protesters
More in News
How to choose your writing form and communicate your creative thoughts
Natasja Engholm - Special to Times of Oman
Indonesia's illegal dentists bite back after ban
Albanian cannabis fiefdom at heart of European traffic
Asia's animators draw inspiration from Miyazaki
Splash 'Forever More'
Times News Service
More in Features
Of Middle East and the Arab winter
France ill at ease with US policy shift in M-E
The harsh reality of mass migration from Syria
Blind obsession with celebrities
Jayanta G Borpujari
Sisi is making Egypt a dangerous place
More in Columns
Get Top news by E-mail.
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial