Saudia A330 Evacuated on Landing Peshawar Amid Landing Gear Fire

A Saudia Airbus A330 in flight.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A Saudia Airbus A330 operating Riyadh to Peshawar has experienced a fire in the left landing gear on landing today.

Saudia flight SV792, an Airbus A330-300 had arrived after performing the regular scheduled service from King Khaled International Airport (RUH).

Saudia SV792 Riyadh-Peshawar

On landing at Peshawar International Airport Fire (PEW) a fire reportedly broke out in the landing gear of the aircraft.

A statement from the airline following the landing incident confirmed that smoke had been emanating from one of the landing gear tires.

All 276 passengers and 21 crewmembers were safely evacuated using the inflatable emergency slide exits.

Video via @ghulamabbasshah Twitter/X

Video footage surfacing on social media shows the aircraft with emergency slides deployed following the landing.

It is not been confirmed whether any occupants were injured during the incident and the subsequent emergency evacuation.

A Saudia Airbus A330 in flight.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The aircraft conducting the SV792 service from Riyadh was an Airbus A330-300, registered HZ-AQ28.

This is a 7.1 year old widebody aircraft belonging to the Saudi carrier Saudia. It has been in service with the airline since its delivery from the factory in October 2017.

The aircraft is now the subject of post-flight inspections.


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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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