Why was this Saudia flight to New York returned to Jeddah?

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Saudi Airlines has revealed the reasons why its Saudia flight SV21 to New York on Saturday mornin was returned to Jeddah.

Local media outlets quoted a statement from the company as saying that “during the flight, the pilot suspected that there may have been friction with the plane’s tail, and since precautionary measures were required to ensure safety, the plane returned to King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah after the appropriate amount of fuel had been emptied allowing the landing of the plane.”


The body of the aircraft was not damaged however, but the sensor was replaced and the aircraft changed with the passengers continuing their flight to New York.

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