A Saudi Airlines leased Boeing 767-300 was damaged in a landing accident at Medina (Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport) today. The aircraft belongs to Orient Thai Airlines, a charter company based in Thailand.
The aircraft was on the third attempt to land when the number two engine of the Boeing 767-3W0/ER – HS-BKE – (msn 28264) 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.
The Hajj charter flight was carrying 299 passengers and 16 crew members. During the Hajj annual pilgrimage, Saudi Airlines leases in additional aircraft.