A rented Saudi Arabian Airlines performed an emergency landing at Madinah Airport in the early hours of Jan. 5 after apparently experiencing a landing gear fault.
Saudia confirmed the accident in a statement, saying the aircraft was operating as flight 4841 from the Iranian city of Mashhad to the Saudi city of Madinah and was carrying 299 passengers and 16 crew.
“The accident occurred due to a technical fault of the aircraft’s landing gear,” the statement said. “This situation forced the pilot to conduct an emergency landing.”
Saudia said 29 passengers suffered injuries during the landing: 17 had minor injuries and were treated at the airport while 12 others were taken to the hospital.