Emergency landing for Oman Air flight

19th Jun 2013
Emergency landing for Oman Air flight

A Boeing B737-800 operated by Oman Air has been forced to make an unscheduled landing in Muscat after it sustained damage to its cockpit window.

There are no reports of any injuries during the incident.

Oman Air flight WY3905 departed from Muscat on route to Salalah but was forced to return to the Omani capital shortly after take off.

As a precautionary measure, oxygen masks were deployed, but were not needed as there was no loss of pressurisation, Oman Air said in a statement.

All 100 passengers and six crew on the Boeing plane returned to Muscat safely with no injuries.

All passengers for Salalah were offered seats on a later flight.

An investigation is now being carried out into the cause of the damaged window.

A statement added: “Oman Air is sorry for the resulting disruption to travel plans, but our over-riding concern remains the safety of our all our customers and crew.

“We would like to thank all passengers on the flight for their patience and co-operation.

“We would also like to thank the flight crew for their prompt and professional action in safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone aboard.”



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