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Flight 619 scare

KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Kuwait Airways Flight 619 from Doha escaped near catastrophe yesterday evening and landed safely at Kuwait International Airport after the landing gear of the plane malfunctioned during an emergency landing. According to sources from the Civil Aviation, the Control Tower of the airport received notification from the captain of Flight 619 that he had to make an emergency landing due to the failure of the aircraft’s left landing gear.

The situation was declared in Kuwait International Airport and emergency response units readied to receive the crippled plane. During the landing, the captain noticed the left landing tyre indicator indicating a fault in the left tyre. However, when the plane approached the runway, both tyres of the aircraft were successfully deployed. No casualty was reported apart from one of the passengers suffering from a panic attack.

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