Saudi Arabian authorities are probing a serious landing incident, including a runway excursion, involving an Airbus A320neo at Riyadh.

French accident investigation agency BEA, citing its Saudi counterparts, states that the twinjet made an “unsafe landing” after a “destabilised approach”.

This resulted in a “significant” excursion off the right-hand edge of Riyadh’s runway 15L, for a distance of 400m (1,300ft), it adds.

The Flynas aircraft had been arriving from the Qatari capital Doha on 28 April.

Meteorological data from Riyadh’s King Khalid international airport, around the scheduled time of arrival, indicates it had been experiencing thunderstorm activity, rain and gusting winds.

BEA states that there were no injuries among the occupants, and that damage to the aircraft was “light”.

It identifies the airframe involved as HZ-NS45, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and delivered new to the carrier in June 2021.

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Source: Flynas

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