Saudia (formerly Saudi Arabian Airlines) (Jeddah) leased Boeing 767-300 was damaged in a landing accident at Medina (Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport) today (January 5). The number two engine of Boeing 767-3W0 ER HS-BKE (msn 28264) leased from Orient Thai Airlines contacted the runway on landing after the right main gear failed to deploy. 29 people were injured according the the BBC. 11 were taken to local hospitals and 18 had minor injuries. This was the third attempt to land and the captain declared an emergency. The right wing, engine and landing gear of the aircraft were apparently severely damaged and the aircraft is probably an insurance write off.
According to reports, the Hajj charter flight was carrying 299 passengers and 16 crew members. During the Hajj annual pilgrimage, Saudia leases in additional aircraft.
This aircraft was formerly operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines as JU-1012.
Read the full report from Al Arabiya News (with photo): CLICK HERE
Video of the landing in the dark: