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Gulf Air plane evacuated in Kuwait after 'minor incident' on landing

July 06, 2021
All 62 passengers and 7 crew members of Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to Kuwait have been safely evacuated following a minor incident, the airline said on Monday in a statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency. — Courtesy file photo
All 62 passengers and 7 crew members of Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to Kuwait have been safely evacuated following a minor incident, the airline said on Monday in a statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency. — Courtesy file photo

MANAMA — All 62 passengers and 7 crew members of Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to Kuwait have been safely evacuated following a minor incident, the airline said on Monday in a statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency.

"Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to Kuwait has been involved in a minor incident during landing at Kuwait International Airport," the statement read.

"Gulf Air can confirm that all 62 passengers and 7 crew members have been safely evacuated and escorted into the airport terminal building, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Gulf Air’s Acting CEO Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi commented on the incident, saying: "Earlier today, our crew safely conducted a full evacuation of our aircraft in Kuwait. Maintaining safe operations is a top priority at Gulf Air and we are working with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders to establish the cause of this incident."

"We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our esteemed passengers and we are making arrangements to ensure that their journey continues with minimum disruption," he added.


July 06, 2021
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