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Kuwait Airways denies social media report related to emergency landing in Jordan

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Kuwait Airways has denied social media reports that one of its flights had to make emergency landing in Jordan owing to technical failure. In a tweet sent out by the official account of the airline it said that the news is just not true.

It was earlier reported that a Kuwaiti national airliner heading for Beirut had to make an emergency landing at King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, southern Jordan, on Tuesday because of a malfunction in one of its engines.

There were 59 passengers on board the plane apart from its crew, which consists of seven people. Passengers were later transferred to a hotel in the province.

“The main reason for the technical flaw is that one of the main aircraft engines stopped working, prompting the pilot to land,” said an official at King Hussein International Airport.