A Saudi Airlines Plane Was Shot Before Takeoff From Khartoum Airport

Hera Shabbir

Saudi Arabia has officially suspended all flights to and from Sudan until further notice after an incident at Khartoum International Airport.

Saudia Airlines’ airbus 4330, Flight No. 59458 was shot before it took off for Riyadh at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday


The airline was preparing for a return flight, and passengers and cabin crew were on board. The shot caused damages to the aircraft, but thankfully did not result in any injuries or casualties.

The airline also confirmed that all cabin crew have safely been re-located to the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum.

All planes flying over Sudan were also returned as all flights from and to Sudan have been put on halt until further notice


Other Saudi-based airline such as flynas and flyadeal have also decided to suspend all flights to the country. The Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement regarding Saudi Arabia’s concern regarding military clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan.

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