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Technical issue pushes Jordanian plane to get back to Amman

The plane was heading to Dubai but got back to Amman, two hours after taking off

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A spokesman for Royal Jordanian Airline said that one of their planes was heading to Dubai but got back to Amman, two hours after taking off due to a “technical problem”.

Bassel al-Kilani said that a Royal Jordanian “Airbus A320” was heading from Amman to Dubai Saturday and carrying 92 passengers. It returned to “Queen Alia” International Airport (30 km south of Amman) two hours after taking off due to a technical problem”.

He added that the ‘RJ 610’ flight that took off from Queen Alia International Airport at 7:50 pm Amman time, returned two hours after the take-off and landed at the Queen Alia International Airport at 9:50 pm due to a technical problem”.

Kilani explained that “the pilot informed the airport an hour after the plane took off that the plane will have to return after a technical malfunction, and it needed another hour to get back to the airport.”

He added that “the maintenance team repaired the problem that was apparently very simple,” saying that “the passengers left Amman again on the same plane heading to Dubai.”

The Royal Jordanian fleet consists of more than thirty airplane that fly to 60 destinations around the world.

This incident came two days after the Egypt Air plane tragedy that happened on the same Airbus model “A 320”. The EgyptAir plane that crashed, was on a flight between Paris and Cairo and carried 66 people before disappearing off the radar screens.